You’re feeling mighty pleased with yourself after pulling off another epic Christmas Day, and the celebrations are set to continue on the 26th. It’s usually at this point that you start to really feel the effects of the preparations and ALL of that rich food from yesterday! Here are 10 things you’re bound to find yourself saying on Stephen’s Day.
1. Who's for a turkey sandwich?
You no sooner have the Christmas dinner digested than thoughts turn to using up that bird. Once Stephen's Day dinner is over and done with, it's turkey sandwiches all the way - and any and every leftover goes into the sandwich.
2. Who ate all the ones with the nuts?
By now, the chocolate supply is running dangerously low, between guests and grandparents stopping by. With all the preparation, it's likely that you will have missed out on your favourite choccie - the perfect excuse for keeping an emergency supply in the cupboard!
3. Someone, pass the antacids
The chances are that after a day's worth of rich food and drink, your tummy won't be in the best shape. Best to have the antacids and stretchy pants to hand before sitting down to another decadent lunch of roast bird and pudding.
4. Which Harry Potter movie is this one?
'Tis the season for box set binges, and after a full day spent on the couch, your body won't know what hit it! After a while, you won't be able to tell your Dumbledores from your Voldemorts; your hobbits from your minions.
5. Please, no more visitors
The well-wishers and gift-bearers have been calling all week, and after spending Christmas Day serving up to and entertaining the family, the very sound of the doorbell will send shivers down your spine. Enough guests for now - it's your turn to put the feet up.
6. Where did we put the batteries?
The cardinal rule for every parent this Christmas: stock up on batteries and store them all around the house - between all of the toys and the gadgets, you're going to need a plentiful supply for the rest of the holidays!
7. It's Christmas - why not?
Your go-to excuse for double helpings of Christmas dinner, lashings of clotted cream on your mince pies, and sitting in front of the TV with a tin of chocolates on your lap. This is the one time of the year where over-indulging is not only acceptable - it's expected.
8. Where did I put that receipt?
If your partner or fussy teen is anything like ours, now is the time to start digging out the receipts for those gifts that didn't quite hit the mark. There's no chance of you setting foot outside the door today, but you can't help but wonder where that special hiding place you chose for the bundle of receipts is.
9. I'd be mad to hit the sales
The holidays are still in full swing - why on earth would you want to venture out into the madness that is the Stephen's Day sales? You're quite comfortable on your couch, glass of mulled wine in hand, letting that third turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce digest.
10. I wish it could be Christmas every day
The fire's lighting, you and the family are tucked up all cosy on the couch in front of a Disney classic, and you don't have a care in the world. The initial hysteria of Christmas Day has well and truly settled, and all that's left is to bask in the holidays. Why can't it be Christmas everyday?!