Ok guys, that time is coming: Christmas is going to happen soon and someone is going to be born (God’s birthday – wowwwoowwo!). If you are on Erasmus, it’s almost time to come back home: your friends and family are waiting for you to come back.
Every city is getting ready for this moment: lights everywhere, Christmas trees everywhere, people buying presents everywhere… I made an investigation and I can guess, with 99% probability of being right, your hometown should look like this:
Christmas time is awesome: you can come back home and eat, eat, sleep, eat, sleep… for one week. Then, you can go to your grandparents’ house and repeat it again. I love this period of the year for many reasons, but I have to admit there are also many reasons why this period fills me with hate and anxiety.
#1 I don’t want to sit in that fucking table with my mother’s second cousin.
I don’t know if it ever happened to you, but if your family is quite big I guess you know what this situation is like: plenty of people you meet just during holidays talking about things you are not interested on.
Trying to smile.
But the 24th December evening comes, and during dinner you get beautiful…
Every year you think “after this year, it can’t get worse anymore”. But your aunt always surprises you.
These two things make me think I really hate Christmas. After a (short) time of false smiles, long thoughts about life and happiness start passing through my mind, ending with a question: “Why are you doing this to me?”. It would be so easy to make me happy:
If you are looking for a present and you don’t know what to buy to make your friends/girlfriends happy, have a look here.
#3 You meet people you don’t want to meet
This one is kind of autobiographical. During the last years I traveled more than expected; and, you know, Italians are not used to move from their country. For this reason, every time I come back home I randomly meet in the streets of Rome the kind of person to whom I would just say hello… but the conversation keep going until the usual question: “Are you going to stay here or you’ll leave again?”
#4 Deciding what do to for New Year’s Eve
Each of us has that kind of friend who’s always programming his and your future. The one who organizes what to do during August 2017 while you are still deciding what to do this evening. You will probably meet him outside the arrivals at the airport. After asking “how was the flight”, the second question will of course be “Well, any ideas for New Year’s Eve?”
#5 Time goes by too fast
Let’s say it: even if with the “I hate Christmas package” you get all these annoying things, you still spend beautiful moments with your family and friends. And, we all know, when you enjoy your day, time flies too fast!