7 reasons why people love a pub at Christmas

By Georgina Townshend contact

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Feeling festive: a pub at Christmas is just the best!
Feeling festive: a pub at Christmas is just the best!
Yes, we all know a pub is for life, not just for Christmas. However, the magic of going down your local boozer throughout the festive period - especially Christmas Eve - is undeniable.

Here we list the top reasons why the pub is the place to be during the Christmas holidays.

1. You just can't beat a pub fireplace

The best seat in the pub has to be that cosy one by the fireplace. Drinkers do a mini leap for joy when they see it's free and rush to warm their cockles, melting the evening away in their novelty Christmas jumpers. 

2. Great way to avoid chores 

If you don't want to spend hours cleaning the house, or washing up after guests, just arrange to meet at the pub and soak up the atmosphere – instead of washing-up liquid.

3. Range of wintry cocktails and Christmas drinks

From mulled wine and cider, eggnog, snowballs, to hot toddies to Christmas brews – having something wintry down the pub can make you feel all warm inside – literally.

4. You can watch Boxing Day football in peace

Yes, there is great TV on during the festive period but all some want to do is watch the Boxing Day football without being hassled, without the channel being constantly flicked over to Home Alone, Frozen ​or a re-run of the Queen's speech.

5​Get to see friends you've not seen in years

If you're going home for Christmas and visit your old local, you're bound to find people doing the same! (Good luck with remembering everyone's names!)

6. The decorations and atmosphere

When visiting a pub in December, you know Christmas is well and truly on! From the trees to the tinsel, where else can you feel as festive while enjoying a glass of fizz?

7. No one is going to judge what you drink

No matter what time or day of the week, if you visit a pub in December you're allowed to drink what you want, when you want (this is where you can can feel sorry for the designated driver!) It's Christmas, after all!

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