December is just around the corner and the list of things that have to be done in preparation of the arrival of the big man, that is Father Christmas not my Father in Law, is growing by the day. The invitations to various Christmas festivities, carol services, children’s nativities, the pantomime, Christmas parties and so on and so on, are building up too. The calendar and the bank balance are already looking difficult to balance.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas but as the end of November looms the stress builds up, that is until the festive cheer, usually aided by mulled wine, properly kicks in. Is it all worth it? Of course it is, it is a great time of year. The Christmas holidays is when family and friends all seem to take time out of their busy lives to spend quality time together.
This is brought home to me as I drive around the streets of the city and notice that the accommodation in Southampton is all starting to look just a little bit twinkly with Christmas trees beginning to peep through the windows. You just can’t help trying to steal just a little glimpse of what is going on inside the glowing rooms of the houses.
Every year I imagine that I would love to escape the hustle and bustle of the festive season and avoid, what can sometimes can only be described as family torture, in favour of sitting on a beach somewhere, dreaming of the lucky people living in Monaco and other luxury places. Could I really do it? Could I really go on a Christmas Holiday Getaway? There are some very good reasons too.
Christmas Comes Early
Let in the Sun
Relax and Take is Easy
The pressure of planning the perfect Christmas can be overwhelming and it is all over in just two days. Escape on holiday and your Christmas suddenly becomes a week or more long but without the stress. It is suddenly sounding very appealing.
I will conquer the stress of this Christmas, enjoy the time with my family and take some time out in January to look at some Christmas holiday trip ideas and seriously consider going away next year. It’s certainly worth considering, but will I do it, and miss out on the traditions and expectations of my family? I’m not sure.
Are you going away for Christmas or is it something you could never do? Please share you views with us in the comments.