family christmas

There are Christmas cards. And there’s Tony Blair’s Christmas card... “Leave him, Tone! He’s not worth it!” Still, if you
Christmas is supposed to be a time for family, or so it is said. But what do you do when you have more than one family who wants your time over the holiday? I'm not talking specifically of children who have to deal with separated parents, - though that is something to be considered - but rather bog standard couples trying to split their time between both sides of the family. How do you keep everyone happy?
Spending Christmas with your nearest and (possibly) dearest? Be sure to use our handy family Christmas bingo card! (Note
So what happened to release me from the confines of my decidedly Scrooge-like slump? A trip to the doctors believe it or not. Somewhere in the stench of other people's bugs, a delay of nearly an hour on my allotted appointment time and some delightful piped Christmas tunes a change occurred.
It's that time of year again: Christmas carollers are on our street corners, shopping centres are open longer and later, and Santa is in annual residency in the High Street shops. For many parents in Austerity Britain however, Christmas will be a time of worry and stress.
Many parents worry that as their children get older, reach adolescence or start secondary school, they become increasingly aware of what their friends have and they want to have the same or better.
Hey, kids! And your parents! Want to enjoy Christmas in the style of a middle-class family living in the West Midlands in the 1980s? Then look no further: because here is my handy guide to How To Have A Mann Family Christmas.
The afternoon is also like a scene out of Love Actually with charades, bad board games and general silliness. I remember trying to play the 'traditional charades' as per the Brit tv show with Frenchies. They just didn't get the whole four words, first word, two syllables thing. They wanted to act out the whole film. I ended up looking like a Pernickety Brit.