Well, what a year. We couldn’t think of any words to describe it – so we thought we’d make up some new ones.
Please enjoy our noelogisms: new words, for a new kind of Christmas. One for each day leading up to Christmas.
It’s the most punderful time of the year, after all.
Mike, Wendy, Sam P, Sam R, Leonie, Gemma, Orlaith x
A few of our favourites – head to Twitter to see all of the gifs!
Hand-cleanser left out for Father Christmas.
A Yule Log that’s 80% of the usual size.
Going back for another round of leftovers.
Your anti-masker uncle on the Zoom call.
Please leave presents on doorstep.
Rule of Six
A sensible limit for mince pie consumption.
Seven swans a-swimming
Avian abuse of the Rule of Six.
Flattening the curve
Going for a run on Boxing Day.
Nine ladies dancing
The overwhelming tide of washing-up after Christmas dinner.
A Christmas bird for one.
A celebratory drink with Government-sanctioned friends.
PPE worn at the first church service of Christmas Day.
Brandy butter on your morning toast.
An eruption of teenage grumpiness that infects the whole family.
Santa’s socially irresponsible twin.
Workplace festivities over Zoom.
The New Normal
Drinking sherry, on Zoom, in your pyjamas.
Young self-isolaters who secretly love having to stay in their rooms and mope.
Getting a positive test result on Christmas Day.
Protection against Christmas killjoys.
Away in Pret a Manger
Nostalgic carol about lunchtimes past.
Track and Trace
Searching for the faulty bulb on the fairy lights.
New Tier’s Day
When the inevitable post-festivity lockdown regulations come into force.