It's Finally Time To Confess My Unpopular Christmas Opinions

We all have unpopular opinions on different subjects in our lives. It could be ones about food, TV shows, fashion trends etc. The ones I love having a debate on though are the unpopular Christmas opinions, I find the unpopular Christmas opinions always end up being the most controversial! I posted a question sticker on my Instagram Stories recently to ask for people's unpopular Christmas opinions and it was surprising how many people share the same unpopular opinions as I do! 

A letterboard with "My Unpopular Christmas Opinions" written on it.

I debated posting this post for a while now, as it's supposed to be a joyous and festive time of year, I didn't want to put people on a downer. Well, they're just opinions I suppose, I surely can't put people in an unfestive mood by sharing these unpopular opinions? It'll be interesting to see if any of you lovely readers agree with me on some of these!

So, without further ado, it's time to confess my unpopular Christmas opinions:


1) Mulled wine is rank

To me, it's like drinking cough medicine. You'd think I'd be used to that in my life, but sadly, no. Give me a festive-themed cocktail or even a hot chocolate any day!

2) The film Elf is overrated

It's a good film, don't get me wrong, but it's not my most favourite film. I love Home Alone (both), Muppet Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, Santa Claus, Love Actually, The Holiday etc. But Elf is just not a massive hit with me!

3) The turkey - I can take it or leave it

I eat Turkey at Christmas as it's traditional, however, it's not the tastiest meat in the world, is it? It tastes so dry and bland, even gravy can't save it. 

4) Die Hard is NOT a Christmas film

I refuse to acknowledge that Die Hard is nothing but an action film. I would never associate Bruce Willis with Christmas, just saying.

5) I hate elf on the shelf

Whoever came up with this needs to go on Santa's naughty list forever. It was funny at first, no I see people copying each other's ideas and it's so repetitive every year and it's just plain annoying!

6) I never dream of a white Christmas

I'm sorry guys, I hate snow. So I never dream of a white Christmas! 

7) Christmas Eve is way better than Christmas Day

The excitement on Christmas Eve feels so refreshing and, well, exciting on Christmas Eve! Christmas Day, by the evening, falls a little flat and I end up looking forward to Boxing Day because of the football!

A woman holding up a retro letter board with "My Unpopular Christmas Opinions" written on it

8) When people say that Christmas is for kids

Now you can politely f*ck off if you think that!

9) Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody is the worst Christmas song ever!

It really is. It's a horrible song, anytime Alexa plays that on their Christmas playlist, I automatically tell Alexa to skip it!

10) Christmas pudding is awful

Yep, I prefer a Yule Log or a slice of cheesecake. Christmas pudding is rank, even if brandy is poured over it!

11) Inflatable Santas are so tacky!

You know what I mean, those inflatable Santas that people stick up outside their house on their porch roof or in their front garden, they're horrible. I'm always hoping that it busts or birds poo on them. Nothing against Santa in the slightest, it's just the inflatable ones I don't like!

12) People who have too many different coloured lights outside their home

I love Christmas lights, especially when someone has a theme. However, when people have all the colours of the Christmas rainbow eg blue, cold white, warm white, red, green, gold, silver outside their home, it really annoys me, stick to just 1-2 colours guys, please!

A woman holding up a retro letter board with "My Unpopular Christmas Opinions" written on it.

13) Those Christmas films on the Christmas movie channels are incredibly sickly

Like I said, I love the classic Christmas films (as I wrote above) that we see on TV every year. But you know the ones on the movie channels with the actors we don't know and the ones which ALWAYS have a happy ending? Yep, I find them really sickly and not my cup of tea!


I'd love to hear your thoughts on my unpopular Christmas opinions! 
59 comments
  1. I am so with you on so many of these! Even before I went vegan I hated turkey (my mum used to do a chicken!) The veggies and stuffing are the best bit by far! And gravy OH I LOVE GRAVY! And yes, Die Hard is not a Christmas film haha!
    Milli x - http://millidavison.co.uk/

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  2. My Mam usually cooks a chicken for Christmas Day sometimes, it's easier and it's cheaper also!
    I'm glad you agree with me about Die Hard! x

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  3. Love this blog post and loved getting involved with your Instagram Stories :)

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    1. I loved the unpopular opinion you sent me on my Stories babe because it's so true!

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  4. I agree with most of these, but turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day are god tier haha!

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  5. Omg I hate Christmas pudding haha. Also totally agree that Christmas eve is better than the day itself!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Christmas pudding doesn't taste nice at all does it?!
      Christmas Eve is so much more exciting! x

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  6. Oh my god some of these are SERIOUSLY controversial!! I don't agree with them all - I love elf and Slade. But I'm not bothered about turkey
    Rosie

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    1. Haha I know, some are a little controversial!
      Turkey is definitely a hit and miss kind of meat!

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  7. Nooooooo Lucy! My heart is breaking right now haha - particularly over Mulled Wine and Turkey!! I can agree with you on the Christmas Pudding though haha...

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Haha sorry Gabrielle!
      Christmas pudding isn't the nicest pudding is it?! x

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  8. I'm with you on a lot of these! Die Hard is definitely NOT a Christmas movie. I also hate mulled wine. Those Christmas movies on Hallmark are definitely sickly.... but I do love them all the same!

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    1. Those Christmas films are kind of like a guilty pleasure aren't they?!

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  9. I disagree with the elf on the shelf one, I don't think you can really have an opinion on it unless you have little ones as it's simple, it's for them. My little boys face absolutely lights up on a morning believing that they've moved and played with his toys overnight and that's what it's about. Agree with the mulled wine though, gross!

    Gemma Louise

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    1. I think just from seeing over my socials constantly as I know a lot of people with children, it just annoys me, but I know so many love it and I'm so happy to hear that your little boy loves it!
      Mulled wine is gross isn't it?!

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  10. Christmas Eve is my favourite, I love the magic and the excitement!

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  11. I agree with you on so many of these things. Especially the foodie things! Mulled wine is the drink of the devil. Haha.

    Claire.x

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    1. Haha I'm glad you agree with me on the mulled wine Claire! x

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  12. LOVE the concept of this post! I think I might do this for blogmas next year if you don't mind. Oh my gosh yes, Elf is so so so overrated. There are so many other Christmas films like you mentioned that are better classics imo. I also think elf on the shelf is the creepiest thing ever & will never do it for my kids in the future.

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    1. Go ahead lovely, I'd love to read that for your blogmas next year!
      I'm glad you agree with me with Elf on the Shelf, I find the whole concept totally creepy too!

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  13. I love this post. Completely agree about mulled wine, its awful.

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  14. Ah you see - my husband used to make Mulled Wine but with grape juice - all the yumminess of mulled wine without the rank overdone wine taste to it. Here in Copenhagen we've had Glogg which is pretty much Danish Mulled Wine but I have been enjoying it more than usual Mulled Wine. I'll have to see what the differences are.

    Elf - I don't mind it but Will Ferrell gets on my wick - I'm not sure why thought because I like the Eurovision film lol. It's not my favourite though. I watch It's a Wonderful Life and at least one version of A Christmas Carol most years (usually the Muppets). I’ve been listening to the audiobook of A Christmas Carol and Dickens spends ages describing each scene so I’m still only up to the 2nd ghost - I think sometimes it’s a little muddly when I’m trying to do other things lol. 

Die Hard - now to me it’s not a Christmas film but it’s one of my brother’s favourites so if we’ve got to watch it then I save it for when he’s around - or for when he starts sending silly memes around the 23rd December telling me it’s not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi Tower…. 

We have an Elf - he’s currently in the UK so as you can tell we’re *so* dedicated to it. I’d never intended to have one, then my Mum made me one when I was pregnant with Jaxon (he’s now 7). He has got up to some mischief but usually only 1 or 2 days and then he’s not bothered and neither am I. He was a little more bothered when his class at school had an elf but even then it was a school thing and not a home thing. Phew!

    Nope, we can’t be friends any more Slade is a great Christmas song. I used to sing in a band with my cousin, mum and uncle. At Christmas when we’d do some Carols and then a few “silly” ones. My cousin and I would sing the bit about “Does your Granny always tell you, that the old songs are the best and she’s up and rock and rolling with the rest” and point at her if she was in the room lol. My worst one is Band Aid - it’s catchy, I’ll sing along but if you actually sit and listen to the lyrics it’s all very white saviour.

And those “hallmark” Christmas tacky movies are my jam lol. I know what’s going to happen and they are super predictable but when you’re wrapping presents or trying to finish that one handmade present that you left too late it’s definitely helpful to have something you don’t need to concentrate on!

    (Essay of a comment! Sorry!)

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    1. I'd love to try your husband's mulled wine now Han!
      Band Aid is one of those songs that you can't help sing along to when your in the car!
      I loved reading your comment lovely so don't apologise for the essay comment!

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  15. I agree with a lot of these! I never enjoyed Elf and I don't understand Elf on the Shelf haha, maybe it's because we never had it as kids haha x

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    1. Yeah that could be it lovely, we never had anything like Elf on the Shelf growing up so I don't understand the concept of why people think it's a good idea for kids today! x

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  16. Hahaha. I can't stop.laughing at most. Christmas is not a day at mine so can't relate to it. But got curious seeing your tweet. Had to do it and Enjoyed. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger
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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this post Isa! xx

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  17. Definitely agree with the Christmas pudding being rank! If there's fruit in it, its not a cake x

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  18. I never liked Elf on the Shelf before I had a baby, now I'm excited for when Leo is old enough to understand so I can do it! I used to get sick of seeing in social media but now I'm a parent, I understand it a bit more now and appreciate the efforts people go to to allow their child to believe in magic!

    Corinne x
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    1. Aww that's good that you're excited to do that with Leo now! x

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  19. I totally agree- Elf is so overrated! I haven't ever tried Christmas pudding because I can't even get myself to do it haha. I agree with most of these too - although a good mulled wine can be nice!

    Diana Maria & Co

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me who feels the same about Elf!
      Christmas pudding is something that I just can't like, it tastes disgusting!

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  20. I agree with you on about half of these! Elf is my favourite Christmas film ��‍♀️ I tried mulled wine this year and really wasn't a fan - cold wine is the one. I also am not a fan of inflatable Santas. Christmas Eve is much better than Christmas, it almost seems like a let down ��

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    1. Mulled wine isn't the tastiest is it?!
      I'm glad you're with me on the inflatable Santa's! x

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  21. Oh my goodness, I agree with you on so many of these!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  22. I agree with the mulled wine! I've tried it several times now & I just find it disgusting.
    I also agree Elf is a good movie, but it's not my favorite & YES Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie!
    I've never tried Christmas pudding so I can't comment on that, but I don't like inflatable decortions in general.

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    1. I'm glad you agree with me on some of my unpopular Christmas opinions lovely!

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  23. A big YES to no. 9 on this list. Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade is terrible! I really enjoyed reading through your unpopular opinions, Lucy! Although, I have to say I'm firmly in camp "love it" on the mulled wine front.

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    1. It's such an awful Christmas song isn't it Faye?!

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  24. I agree about Elf, Die Hard not being a Christmas film and Elf on a Shelf. Also, the Christmas for kids thing - it's for EVERYONE!

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    1. I'm happy that you agree with me on these things Alice!
      I hate it when people say Christmas is just for kids, so annoying and untrue!

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  25. These are awesome - I also find Christmas eve way better than Christmas day and really am not a ran of mulled wine! Such a creative post - thanks for sharing.

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    1. Christmas Eve is a way better day than Christmas Day isn't it?!
      I'm glad you agree with me about the mulled wine Alex!

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  26. Oh my god, I LOATHE elf, I don't find it funny AT ALL!! However I do not agree with you on the mulled wine ;) xx

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me who doesn't enjoy Elf as much as everybody else! xx

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  27. Wow - I've never agreed with someone so much! I like reading all the comments and realising everyone low key dislikes the same things but puts up with it! Thank you for sharing and making me not feel alone. Personally, those cheesy Christmas films are awful but I watch them while wrapping gifts. Thank you for making me smile :) Em x

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    1. Aww I'm happy that you can relate Em!
      It's so good to read everyone's opinions! x

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  28. You know, I have to agree with most of these...wholeheartedly agree with all of them, but one. I love love love Elf the movie!

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    1. I'm glad you agree with me on most of them Simona!

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  29. My unpopular opinion is cinnamon is awful. I hate it mainly because I'm allergic but it is awful!

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    1. Cinnamon is a hit and miss spice (I think) for many people Amie!

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  30. I don’t like mulled wine either and the movie elf is not my favourite Christmas film. Thank you for sharing your unpopular Christmas opinions.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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    1. I'm glad you agree with me on those things Lauren!

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  31. Oh my yes! I actually hate the ELF film and feel like a Scrooge when I say so haha!!

    Amy x
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