Top Ten Things Not to Do On The Day After Christmas

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This list was first posted on December 26th, 2016. I think it is still good advice.

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Top Ten Things Not to Do on The Day After Christmas

 

10 On the day after Christmas, do not venture out to return gifts. If you do, at best, due to the lines, you will get to return three in eight hours. At worse, you will encounter conditions much like warfare and require treatment for PGRTS. (Post Gift Return Traumatic Syndrome is nothing to take lightly, Buford.)

9 On the day after Christmas, do not watch a bowl game. If you do, at best, it won’t keep you awake. At worst, the two teams will be so bad you will totally regret the time spent watching. (You never realized a schedule made up entirely six loss teams could be so dull, did you, Bunky. Bunky? You awake?)

8 On the day after Christmas, do not go out to dinner. If you do, at best, you will avoid ptomaine poisoning. At worst, you will be eating in a place where all the full-time help has been given the day off, and the only thing on the menu is chipped beef on toast. (Did you know tonight’s chef typically works in prison, did you, Roy?)

7 On the day after Christmas, do not decide to take in a movie. If you do, at best, you’ll finally get into the midnight show. At worst, you will be jammed into a theater with 300 swine flu victims. (Didn’t all that coughing give you a hint Wilbur?)

6 On the day after Christmas, do not fall for the Day After Christmas sale. If you do, at best, you’ll find something cheaper than what you paid for Aunt Millie’s gift. At worst, you will find your hand on the same item as the WWF champ Tiny. (Tiny is growling. In one more second, he will be doing his death match-biting routine. I would let go now.)

5 On the day after Christmas, do not get on a ladder to fix that burned-out light in the blinking string. If you do, at best, you may cause the whole series to go out. At worst, you might do your Olympic swan dive with a degree of difficulty of 4.6 and get an EMS score of 10. (Why was it easier to put them up there? Oh yeah, you did them ten years ago when you were still under 65.)

4 On the day after Christmas, do not ask for a special menu that does not include leftovers. If you do, at best, you might be wearing your dinner. At worst, you might have the time to wonder why you never put heat in the dog house. ( Not much room after Bowser take his spot, is there Ferd?)

3 On the day after Christmas, do not think you can avoid fixing all the high-quality toys that took the kids three minutes to break. If you do, at best, the damage will increase. At worst, you may have to suffer from the din of dissatisfied kids. (You know they do that on purpose, don’t you, Ralph?)

2 On the day after Christmas, do not bother everyone with that new video camera you received. If you do, at best, you may be told to leave the house and go record birds or something. At worst, your camera will be confiscated and only eligible for return after New Year’s day. (Why on Earth did you get a gift that no one wants to enjoy with you? Maybe it was the one hundred hints that drove the decision.)

1 On the day after Christmas, do not try to make up for the lousy gifts you gave everyone. If you do, at best, it will cost way more than you have. At worst, your efforts will not be appreciated and will serve as the basis for lessons for your children. (Next year, start shopping before December 24th, Oliver.)

42 comments

  1. I think I’m safe and clear on this one, John. I’ll try to keep it that way. Oooh, look, the Quick Lane Bowl starts in 7 hours — Bowling Green v New Mexico State. Both are 6-6.

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    1. Ha ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan

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  2. Phew, things okay by me on this one!

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  3. So best not to do anything today.

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    1. Yup. (Take a nap)

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  4. Good ones, John. 🙂 I really liked the PGRTS one. I think it can be pretty crazy on the day after Christmas. I hope the day was blessed for you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. Glad you liked it.

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  5. Let Tiny have that gift! Good advice, John.

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    1. Yes. For heaven’s sake let go.

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  6. Unfortuntately, I do have something to exchange, but it’s started snowing again here. Think I’ll wait a couple days.

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    1. Yeah. No big rush unless it’s bourbon.

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  7. You really don’t see ptomaine referenced much these days. Probably make a shitty basis for a story. Hahahahaha!

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  8. Best to just sit on the couch and read. 😉

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  9. Doing absolutely nothing today!

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    1. Good thing to do, Noelle.

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  10. All good advice, John. I’m staying home today and avoiding all crowds!

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  11. And no doing shopping, dear John! Today I had to experience what it is to stay in a queue with some completely blue chickens.😒😒😒🎆🎆🎆🎄🎄🎄🧨 I wish you relaxing days before the New Year party!

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    1. No I won’t be shopping. Sorry about the blue chicken queue. I hope you have some relaxing days before New year’s eve as well, Maria. 🥂🎊

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      1. ☺🎄🎉🎉🎉🥂 Thank you, dear John! I do. In Russia our holiday period lasts until the 10th of January. I’m going to keep it here but in a lighter version: developing new decoration techniques. 🙂

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      2. Sounds wonderful.

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  12. Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post.

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      1. My pleasure. ☺️

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  13. #8 – SOS for Boxing Day dinner. I love it!

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  14. Just confirmation that my decision to sleep all day is a good one.

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  15. The day after Christmas is Boxing Day.
    Yet, there are no boxing matches.
    It doesn’t make sense? Unless, of course, you’re a cat. They are quite happy sitting and sleeping in the boxes. HEY, maybe that’s it!! It’s a Cat Holiday!

    Fun post, John!!!
    💋🐂🎁🐂🎁🐂🎁🐂🎁

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    1. I think a cat holiday is the right answer. 🐂 🐂🐂 🐂 🐈 🐈‍⬛ 🎁🎁🎁💋🌹

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      1. Yayayayay!!!! 😻😻🐂 🐂🐂 🐂 🐈 🐈‍⬛ 🎁🎁🎁💋🌹😻😻

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      2. 🐂🐈‍⬛🐂🐈🐂🐓🐂🌹🌹🌹🌹🤓

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      3. 💋🌹🌹💋

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  16. Haha. Still great advice, John. The one about the prison chef slays me. (Hopefully that’s not what he was in the joint for!) Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Glad you liked it. No, he was in prison for armed robbery. He held up a meat store with his butcher knife.

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