It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

From the nostalgic carol-singing to the thrill of opening presents, Christmas festivities are full of joy, merriment, and… post-food comas?

That’s right, amongst the nostalgia and thrill of the season is those all-too-relatable Christmas habits that have become a tradition all in themselves.

Here’s more on those unspoken traditions to get you in the festive mood this year.

Elf or The Grinch?

Settling down to watch a Christmas movie is all fun and games until the arguing starts. You have the optimistic family members looking to sing along with Buddy the Elf and those looking to channel their bah-humbug persona.

However, what if we were to tell you it’s easier than you think to strike a common ground this year? Opt for something new with these top 10 movie ideas – including family-friendly options:

1. Home Alone

2. Jack Frost

3. Gremlins

4. Arthur Christmas

5. Miracle on 34th Street

6. The Holiday

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

8. The Polar Express

9. Jingle All The Way

10. It’s A Wonderful Life

Embarrassing Christmas Jumpers

Nothing says it’s the festive season more than Christmas jumpers, T-shirts and pyjamas. Who knows, you might even get lucky with matching attires for the whole family – including the dog!  Peter Alexander is your best bet with a selection that ranges from Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the Grinch to classic plaid patterns.

Spice up your Christmas and try something new. Combine your festive film with a chance to dress up as a character or spend Christmas dressed in a funny costume. Be a Christmas tree, turkey, gingerbread man, or Christmas bauble – the choice is all yours!

Food comas

Ah, the bliss of an after-dinner nap. Suddenly you realise that catering for the entirety of Australia in your food preparations was worth it – you can finally kick your feet up and relax. If you’re a real genius, you may have even cooked enough to have leftovers for days.

Food comas are a time to reflect and build your strength for the competitive family games, not to dwell on the fact you’ve just consumed all of next years’ calories.

Weird family members

That’s right. Those extra presents come with a seasonal visit from your uncle Bill and aunt Petunia – the family headcases!

Prepare to re-live your most embarrassing childhood memories as Aunt Petunia recalls how much you’ve grown over the past year, whilst uncle Bill drools all over the sofa during his post-dinner nap.

We recommend planning your escape routes way in advance to cover all bases!

Come and visit us!

Whether you’re looking for some new Christmas outfits or decorative knick -knacks for this year’s festivities, or are looking to get your Christmas shopping underway before panic-buying begins, we have you covered!

From fashion, tech and accessories to groceries and gift stores – you can basically tick off every item on your Christmas list! And did we mention we have a Christmas Pawtrait studio for you and your four-legged friends?

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