Merry Christmas! We've all faced that awkward moment when we've opened a present, only to be faced with instant disappointment.
What do you do? How do you hide that disappointment? And, how do you get rid of the thing?
Our Bluffer's Guide to Christmas explains the proper etiquette for dealing with an unwanted gift.
Gone are the days when the Christmas run-up meant December 1 onwards. Nowadays no arbitrary date is too early (or too late) to start celebrating the most important event on the calendar. Wherever you start, suddenly you’re back at 25 December. Roy Wood famously wished it could be Christmas every day. Well, old sparkly beardie finally got his wish, and here’s the definitive guide to help us navigate our way through the maze of holly and mistletoe to the gift that keeps on giving.
The Bluffer’s Guide to Christmas will help you get the most value from Christmas at the least cost to your wallet and sanity. It will teach you everything you need to know and say about the origins and evolution of the biggest religious feast of them all (in case that should be overlooked). But, most importantly, it will see you safely through the Holy Festival of shopping and indigestion just in time to prepare you fully for the next one.
For more in-depth insights into Christmas and its traditions, check out the Bluffer's Guide to Christmas – you can buy your copy here.