Christmas is coming and for those who choose to observe the seasonal celebrations, there’s a lot to do. There are lists to write, gifts to buy, cards to send, people to please and white lies to tell—so it’s just as well it happens but once a year.
Everything and everyone is telling us what a happy time it is, so why can it end up feeling like work?
We take a look at some of the obligations to fulfil during this most seasonal of seasons and share several personal stories. Hopefully for context and comfort, but you are also welcome to enjoy our misfortune and mild misanthropy.