Christmas fashion—to me that screams out reindeer jumpers for the boys, red dresses for the mum’s and for the kids, with role play Christmas outfits shoved onto the helpless little bugger
Christmas fashion—to me that screams out reindeer jumpers for the boys, red dresses for the mum’s and for the kids, with role play Christmas outfits shoved onto the helpless little buggers saying ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ to which Auntie Mira replies: “Oh how adorable.”
In my house that’s not how we roll! No, no, we don’t claim to have the mental attitude of an angst teenager rebelling against society and its festive expectations, but for other reasons. I shall begin.
My Dad – He starts to panic if we even ask him to pop to Tesco if he hasn’t had a shave! At home it’s safe to say he’s not so fussed. After a long day at work you’ll usually you’ll catch him ‘vegging’ as he puts it, in his chair, possibly with a bit of podge hanging out (sorry Dad!!!). Christmas Day was no exception. As always, he was in his standard blue polo shirt and pair of black jeans (when they weren’t falling down his backside flashing us all)—his work clothes. Simple, yet dull. But hey, if he feels comfy then who cares.
My Mother – She was also keen on the denim that day (like the other 364 days of the year) although she was ever so slightly more Christmassy with the top half of her outfit. Don’t get too excited, her T-shirt was just red compared to her normal darker number, but red none the less!
Me – After a bit browsing on the internet in recent weeks for quirky T-shirts I came across a little number that put a grin on my face. The top said: “This is my Christmas T-shirt”. I found it simple, blunt and moody and that’s why I loved it! Not because I’m a Christmas hater, but I just found the image of a grumpy person wearing this rather amusing. Due to my lack of pennies I didn’t purchase the top so instead had to come up with something else. Normally I’d be in joggers and a tee. I mean nobody goes out on Christmas Day so why make the effort (says she who then had to do the emergency Christmas run this year to get a box of stuffing)! But this year I broke that cycle. I felt like I WOULD make an effort. In the end I choose a pale blue shirt, khaki jumper and a pair of, you guessed it, jeans. OK, it doesn’t give off Christmas vibes, but at least I wore my cracker-won paper hat, which, when I put it on my head, ironically looked like a turkey!
My Sister – Personally I thought she would be busting out the onesie. It’s comfy, it’s warm, what’s not to love! Despite her love for the animal inspired suit she ended up making the most effort of us all. No surprising as she is a fashion writer! She was in a plum skirt and black top looking very stylish as always. She also decided to join the C.H.C. (Christmas Hat Crew) and did we look the business!
And there we have it. A standard family and I guess a fairly standard bunch of outfits. I don’t think my folks would ever bother with novelty Christmas garments, because as my mum would say, “Oh I can’t be bothered with that rubbish” and to be fair I think I would join them on that. As for my sister? Never say never!