Expectation: Christmas Day will be a winter wonderland of beautiful snow!
Expectation: Christmas day will be a winter wonderland of beautiful snow!
Reality: It rains for 3 days non-stop.
Reality: it rains for 3 days nonstop.
Expectation: a majestic piece of nature that fills the lounge with the smell of pine, covered with tinsel and shining fairy lights.
Reality: you should have gone to the Christmas tree farm earlier.
Expectation: games, beverages and sing-alongs all day!
Reality: everyone eats too much and is asleep by 2pm.
Expectation: they'll be able to see your lights from space this year!
Reality: the lights are really expensive and you can't afford the power bill.
Expectation: this is the year you'll find the perfect gifts for everyone.
Reality: if you don't want to battle your way through the crowds, you've got to start your Christmas shopping in June.
Expectation: you'll do practice runs of all your recipes and be the envy of all other Christmas hosts.
Reality: you regrettably decided to wing it.
Expectation: you'll get a charming picture with Santa at the mall.
Reality: he doesn't really look like the Santa you imagined.
Expectation: you and your SO will get each other amazing gifts.
Reality: you spent a little more money on theirs than they did on yours.
Expectation: you wake up really early to open all of your presents.
Reality: you remember that sleep is the best thing ever.