No half measures in tackling the Christmas binge culture
Already the wall-to-wall advice on how to cure the Christmas hangover is becoming grating. Articles and tips ranged from blending asparagus smoothies to swallowing the ibuprofen. None of the tips included self-restraint. Now, having one too many at Christmas is nothing new, but what's shocking is how normal and acceptable it now is.
As soon as the round of parties starts, instead of a few drinks to get merry, most of us seem hell-bent on oblivion. Why do otherwise sane individuals suddenly feel compelled to make such fools of themselves at office parties? Instead of alcohol being a pleasant facilitator, getting steaming drunk is the only objective.
The 12 Pubs of Christmas is now a firmly established tradition, an ill-advised bar crawl where participants down a drink in a dozen different bars and all over the course of a single evening.