This particular season (and most others actually) have a tendency to go borderline tacky, if you get things wrong. This applies to clothing, trees, decor, activities. I guess Christmas is about being as tacky as possible, but sometimes you can go too far. There are a few times that I have found myself going towards MAJOR tacky and if I think about those days now, I cringe. For some reason I thought it would be funny to share some of those moments.
Everyone usually participates in Xmas Jumper Day at work and for most people it is just a great chance to get out of wearing uniform. For me, it is a task of trying to get a jumper that no one else could pay. In my old company, there were around 200 people so tasking myself to find a Christmas Jumper that NOBODY else was wearing, was quite an impossible task! The normal shops like Primark were a no go and even online shops like Boohoo.com were being discussed in the office. I ended up going to a small little shop tucked away in the corner of our shopping centre.
I purchased a stupid jumper. There were so many different ones I could go for but when I saw this cat jumper, I instantly gravitated towards it. However, it looks like a simple Cat Jumper! You can’t even see the Christmas hat on the cat, because the hat is the same colour as the dress! It was a complete fail, because even though not a single person had the same jumper as me, people kept saying it wasn’t even a Christmas Jumper!
Last year, I didn’t want to wear a Christmas Jumper, so instead I opted for Christmas earrings. I honest don’t know what I was thinking. I could have gone with ANYTHING. Cute little snowflakes, candy canes, Christmas presents or even some cute little snowmen earrings.
I went for Christmas Trees. Not even cute little Xmas Trees but DANGLY Xmas Trees. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking.
Look at them! They literally are awful.
Baby’s 1st Christmas
Having never participated in the holiday season before, one that is mostly catered towards children, needless to say I was very excited when it came to E’s first Christmas. I thought about the outfits she would wear and again, just like the earrings, something took over me. I found the WORST outfit I could possible imagine and she will actually hate me when she gets older and can see the outfit that I made her wear. I ended up changing it halfway through to a fairly decent jumper, but still!
I think the worst thing I have ever done is hide a Christmas Tree. My family don’t celebrate as we are Muslims. We are not supposed to celebrate a holiday that belongs to another religion. I now argue that Christmas isn’t a religious holiday anymore and is more of a general holiday. Most people who celebrate are not Christians and celebrate because its a western tradition! Anyway, my husband wanted a Christmas Tree last year so like this year, I let him put one up. A member of my family came round to my flat and to avoid any arguments I did the only sensible thing I could think of.
I hid the tree in the bathroom.
Needless to say, they went into the bathroom and saw it. It was very awkward because it was completely obvious that I had actually hidden it, but I couldn’t do anything about it. This has to be the worst Christmas fail, I think!