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16 Reasons Why You Should See Your Family For Christmas

Tossing up whether or not you should go home for Christmas? Of course you should.

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1. It's probably been too long.

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And we mean WAY too long. When was the last time all of your family was in the one place? Last Christmas? Yeah, we thought so.

2. The food is always better at home.

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You've never quite understood why you can't get the turkey tasting as good as when your mother makes it, but right now, you're too busy eating to care.

3. And there's always so much food!

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You have no idea how anyone could have expected you to eat all this food, but you're certainly going to try.

4. Your little cousin/niece/nephew has grown so much!

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What are you now? Like... 9?

Did you just say 15?!

Oh, right...

5. Giving gifts in person is much better.

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And so is receiving them. Even if they are socks... Again... Thanks Mum.

6. You can forget about your real world problems for a moment.

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Lost your job? Broke up with your SO? Doesn't matter, you're going home for Christmas!

7. You miss the family pet.

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And you know that loveable doofus misses you too.

8. You get to act like a kid again.

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Prove yourself once more as the undisputed MarioKart champion!

9. It's fun to see that particular family member have a bit too much to drink.

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Looking at you, Aunt Tessa.

10. You'll save money on food.

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Chances are, due to your inability to cook even the simplest of dishes, your family will just organise the entire meal around you. #WINNING

11. You might just get out of the bad jobs.

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Washing the dishes? Already sorted.

Cleaning up the wrapping paper? Been covered.

Guess I'll just make sure this couch is soft enough.

12. Your family is genuinely interested in your life.

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It's been ages! They want to hear every little detail about your new apartment!

13. Sometime a little too interested...

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No, Grandpa, I still don't have a girlfriend.

No, Grandpa, I wouldn't like to hear some tips on how to find one.

14. You're not sure how many family Christmases you have left.

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And that's kinds of sad. But it also reminds you to make the most of the time that you do have.

15. Your family is entertaining in the best kind of way.

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Sure, sometimes they drive you crazy. But you have to admit, they give you some great stories to tell your friends.

16. They're your family!

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You only get one of them, so you might as well learn to love them.

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