Why do some people describe Christmas as something that has to be survived?
Finding yourself in the middle of a natural disaster or a personal tragedy are the only kind of events that require the use of words such as ‘battled’ or ‘endured’.
In comparison, the three days of Chrimbo should be a breeze. It simply doesn’t need to be talked about as if it’s some kind of arduous adventure.
Granted, if you’ve got money problems or family issues it’s unlikely to be your favourite time of year.
But people (often egged on by chefs like Gordon Ramsay) like to get themselves into a tiz about an event that is meant to be a joyful affair.
So what if your turkey is dry, or your mince pies a bit burned?