Top 5 alcohol fails at Christmas – don’t be that person 6 years ago

Top 5 alcohol fails at Christmas – don’t be that person

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Christmas is coming, to paraphrase Game of Thrones.


And the Christmas party season is in full swing.

The chances are that you've already heard one drunk person massacre 'Fairytale of New York' on the bus.


Drinkaware have just released a new interactive quiz to give people an insight into their drinking habits. Remember that singing terrible versions of Christmas anthems is not the worst consequence of excessive drinking!


With this in mind, here are some common fails that you might want to avoid this Christmas.

Getting drunk at your Christmas party


The fear. We’ve all suffered the fear after an office party.


You’ve vague memories of professing your undying love for Jean from accounts and explaining to your boss why he’s such a terrible manager.

You also have a three hour blackout that may or may not lead to a career change in the near future.

Getting sick in public

Drunk Santa


There’s nothing sadder than seeing an inebriated guy getting sick on the street after too many festive drinks (unless you are the guy in question).

His Christmas jumper now features a decorative pattern that was once his dinner and the Santa hat is just a grim cherry on a drunken cake.

Ruining Christmas dinner


Sure, someone put a lot of effort into dinner but your head feels like you got in a fight with Chuck Norris. Why should the rest of the family enjoy their Christmas dinner when you’ve got the mother of all hangovers?


Being a 12 pubs casualty


The 12 Pubs of Christmas has a way of making normally intelligent people imagine that they’ve developed an immunity to alcohol.

They can’t drink 12 pints at any other time of the year but somehow imagine that some kind of Christmas magic will kick in. So they ignore all that science-based evidence that the night will end in tears.

Causing a family feud

Drink drive

It started out as a few drinks with the extended family. Somewhere along the line, you had one too many drinks and decided to tell Auntie Mary what you really think of her.

Now everyone is shouting, small children are crying and your mother is starring at you with a look that suggests she's not best pleased.

Christmas can be a much more enjoyable experience when you don’t go overboard or exceed your limits. Drinking too much can cause severe short-term and long-term effects on your physical and mental health.

Take Drinkaware's new quiz to get an insight into your drinking habits and see whether your weekly intake is within the recommended amount. Test yourself and see how your friends measure up.

It will even offer some helpful tips on how to change your drinking habits and have a better experience on your nights out.

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