Lacking Christmas cheer? Refusing to write Christmas cards? Hate itchy ill-patterned Christmas knits? Can’t face pulling another cracker? Tearing down the tinsel? Plugging your ears at the very mention of Christmas carols?
If you think arghhhhh instead of fah-lah-lah-lah-lah (or know a certain Scrooge-like someone who does), why not head on a “bah humbug!” break and leave traditional Christmas festivities far behind?
Whether you’d like to make for sunnier climes or stay closer to home, it’s easy to leave Christmas (and those bickering relatives and Brussel sprouts!) far behind and swap traditional seasonal breaks for something a bit-less festive and a bit more cheer-worthy.
Sick of Christmas shopping or perusing craft stalls at traditional Christmas markets? Spend a shopping-break in the glittering arcades and glamorous shopping malls of Dubai.
Want to say “Boo! Hiss!” to the seasonal panto? Try a trip to Paris‘s famous Moulin Rouge and have an alternative Christmas knees up.
Think ‘stuff the turkey!’ when it comes to seasonal dinners? Throw some shrimps on the barbie in Australia and swap snow for glorious sunshine.
Bored of family board games? Swap Cluedo for a murder mystery break that lets you get in on the action, and with a group of potential new friends to boot.
Hate festive channel hopping? Why not swap the television for the scenery of the Lake District or the rugged Scottish Highlands on a mini break that will let you get closer to nature in real life, not just through the Christmas TV guide.
However you’d like to spend the season, remember there’s always a bah humbug break for those who just don’t do Christmas.