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10 Things You Should Check And Not Chance This Christmas

With the festive season fast approaching make sure you’re at the top of your Christmas game. Check it; don’t chance it. Check if you’ll be accepted for a credit card before you apply, without affecting your credit score. Find out more about QuickCheck.

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1. Before you get started on your Christmas wrapping, check you've got enough tape.

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You're definitely going to need a lot more than you think you do.

2. Don’t forget to double-check that the Christmas lights from last year are still working.

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Your days won't be merry and bright without them.

3. One word: batteries.

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There's no point going to all that effort getting awesome presents if the gadgets you've bought don't come with batteries included!

4. Make sure you've gotten presents for everyone who's going to be at your house on Christmas Day.

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You don't want to leave Old Aunty Ethel out of the festive celebrations, do you?

5. Be extra careful when it comes to recycling old gifts.

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Re-gifting is a pretty good way of saving cash. But whatever you do, don't accidentally re-gift something back to the person who gave it to you.

6. Picking out a tree is one of the best parts of Christmas, but make sure it actually fits in your house.

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Christmas trees work best when they're in an upright position.

7. Whatever you're cooking this Christmas, please, for the love of all that is good, follow the right recipe.

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Pro tip: Brine the turkey overnight before cooking to keep it from getting too dry.

8. While we're on the subject of food, always cook enough food for everybody.

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It's always better to have too much, rather than not enough.

9. Avoid family dramas by choosing age-appropriate gifts.

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Getting the right gifts for the right family members could potentially save you a Boxing Day trip to A&E.

10. And finally, don't forget to supply some family entertainment.

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For those cherished family moments when everyone's too tired and too full to talk to each other.

With the festive season fast approaching make sure you’re at the top of your Christmas game. Check it; don’t chance it. Check if you’ll be accepted for a credit card before you apply, without affecting your credit score. Find out more about QuickCheck.