This is something I’ve heard that people who tend not to have a big family do. Instead of staying at home they go on a holiday somewhere, normally to a place with better temperatures, and spend the Christmas season relaxing and enjoying themselves without the stress and hassle of celebrating the holiday with extended family. To be honest I’ve never really seen the appeal for something like this. I can understand why some people would want to do this but for me, I think I’d prefer to stay in my own bed and relax at home.
I think that the reason I am so put off by the idea is because for the last 5 years I haven’t spent much time with my family. The only time I have been able to do so is during the Christmas holidays so to use this time to spend more time away from them seems ridiculous. But on the other hand I reckon the prices must be somewhat cheaper if you book your holiday for just outside the Christmas period but that would mean a holiday of around 3 weeks! Which wouldn’t leave you with much time for holidays throughout the rest of the year.
If I were to ever make the decision to go on a holiday during Christmas I would want to go somewhere that is a lot warmer than the UK as I am not a huge fan of cold weather. I would love to be able to sit in the sun for a couple of weeks whilst knowing that the people back in the UK were cold. It may not seem like the best reason to want to do something but I think that most people who does probably feel the same. I know I’ve been guilty of thinking the same thing when I’ve been on a summer holiday and the weather has been better than at home.
I can understand why people would want to go on a holiday to somewhere even colder during this time though as I reckon there are some countries that look beautiful in the cold, crisp winter air. I for one would love to visit Canada and be able to experience a proper snowfall but at the same time I would want to be wearing an outfit that keeps me completely warm as I’ve heard it can get to -40 and I’m not sure I could cope with that sort of temperature!
Let me know, either here or on my social networks, if you would ever want to take a holiday during the Christmas period and if so, where would you want to go?
Hasta la fuego
Lauren 🙂 x