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The break up before Christmas

According to David MacCandless, a data journalist from the Daily Mail, couples are most likely to break up 2 weeks before Christmas. This is based on an analysis of 10.000 Facebook status updates.

Of course, one might wonder why the period around Christmas is concentrating so many break up. This is also the case for Spring break. But as MacCandless joked in his TED speech, this is a clearing period in the year.

For Christmas, there’s no rational explanation. At this time of the year, people suffer a lot from the lack of lights and are a bit depressed. This may influence a lot our choice, but it’s not the sole factor of break up.

Among my friends, I realized the period around Christmas raises a lot of questions. The main questions people ask around here is where they are going to spend Christmas, and how. A friend of mine told me this year, she won’t make a visit to her father and her mother. She has been loathing this issue for the last two months now. But she only took her decision now.

So, if you have broken up around this period of the year, feel free to explain why below.

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The day after Christmas


Not satisfied by your Christmas gifts? Well, don’t try what this woman did.

A recent European study showed that men don’t satisfy in general their woman’s expectations in gifts. While women wish they would receive jewelry, clothes, cosmetics and perfume, they will get from their partner CD, videos, DVD and books.  Well, at least this is still acceptable. I still remember once, during the frenzy of the Christmas  shopping, that guy who bought a Swiffer sweeper for his wife (I hope it was for his wife, not for his mistress) and asked to have his  wonderful gift wrapped.  Maybe his wife has asked for that present, I  don’t know. But personally, I wouldn’t never ask that for Christmas to my man (nor for my birthday or for Valentine’s Day).

Most of the women I know tell me they have a strategy for their Christmas gifts with their man. “Generally, two weeks before Christmas, I just lay on the kitchen table some magazines in which I just highlighted the things that I fancy.  I ‘ve never been disappointed by his Christmas gift so far” P., 34, said. “I don’t make a list of what I want, I just make a list of what I absolutely don’t want. It goes from all the things that reminds me of the household chores like a vacuum cleaner or a pressure iron to the unpleasant things that reminds you you’re getting fat, old, or hairy. An example? Wrinkle cream, hair removal products, or a voucher for a slimming treatment at the beauty saloon” T., 29, said.

This works if you’re involved in a relationship for a while with your partner. But when it’s the first Christmas you spend together, this is where it gets tricky, because you don’t necessarily know each other very well at that stage. “We started dating only one month before Christmas, so we didn’t know what to offer to each other. He bought me a bra and its coordinated panties, but he got the size wrong: the bra was too small, the panties were too big. And also, he bought a lace bra, something I can’t stand because it makes me itch”O., 31, said. “He knew I like reading books, so he bought me the latest book of Tom Clancy. It’s too bad it wasn’t my kind of literature”L., 30, said.

So, have you ever been disappointed by the gift your partner gave to you?

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Fake plastic trees

Whatigotsofar came with a Christmas meme, and I just stole it. You’re into the Christmas spirit or you’re not  🙂 the grinch
There it goes.

  1. What do you really want for Christmas but you know nobody will get it for you?
  2. Geez, that’s difficult. I would say MJK if I was silly. More seriously, a Santa Claus.

  3. What do you not want for Christmas but you know that somebody will get it for you?
  4. The traditional Christmas Party of my newsroom. But I have the sentiment it would change dramatically this year from the past events.

  5. When do you open your gifts (Christmas eve or Christmas morning)?
  6. If you have the chance to travel the country like me to visit your family on this period, you would say every day from the Christmas eve to the end of the year.

  7. Do you prefer gifts wrapped or in gift bags?
  8. Wrapped. It’s always a pleasure to contemplate the wrapping technique of my family (if they wrapped the gifts themselves)

  9. Did you regift anything this year?
  10. Yes, it’s my speciality. Remember than what doesn’t please you could make the happiness of someone else. It applies for partners too.

  11. What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
  12. sorry, it’s in French

  13. What’s your favourite Christmas TV special?
  14. It’s not really a Christmas TV Special, but it’s often broadcasted on Christmas.

  15. Do you like egg nog?
  16. Eeeeewwwwww.

  17. Real tree or fake tree, which do you prefer?
  18. Fake trees. Mine looks a little bit like this.
    pisa tower

  19. Would you actually use one of those fireplace DVDs if you don’t have a fireplace?
  20. Certainly not.

  21. Are you sick of Christmas music yet?
  22. I have a very selective ear.

  23. Are you getting up early to wait in line to do some Boxing Day shopping (Canada’s equivalent to Black Friday)
  24. No.

  25. When was the last time you sat on Santa’s lap?
  26. Santa used to terrify me when I was a little kid. So, never. It was best for both parties, because I was a terrible child, and God knows what I could have done to him.

So, if this is a tag, it has to be passed. Raindreamer, Liz, DDTD, Whoknowswhy, WishBoNe, shae and Cricket, be my guests.

Oh, and Merry Christmas to you.