WHETHER they’re staying over or just popping round, your weird relatives will be plaguing you this Christmas. Here are the worst offenders.
Your racist uncle
Uncle Vince will make younger relatives tense as they wonder if they should say something about his casual use of the word ‘darkies’. He will also start a depressing conversation in which other older relatives all agree Britain is ‘full’.
Your other strange uncle
Your unusual uncle Rod will be round to tell you at length about his latest weird problems, such as a blockage in the chemical toilet in the caravan where he lives, forcing him to ‘do his business’ in the local pub. Will bring a strange present, such as nylon socks off the market.
It is not grandpa’s fault that he cannot control his anal sphincter, but gosh. What has he been eating? Cat food? His presence will make eating mince pies a memorably unpleasant experience.
Business bore cousin
A suited-and-booted Audi-driving idiot on good money. You won’t have to speculate how much because they’ll tell you they’re on 70k within minutes of crossing the threshold. Oddly, you wouldn’t mind their relentless money-and-golf chat if they did something interesting, eg. sculptor or hired killer, but no, they work for Foxtons.
Your sibling and their horrible children
However much you love your sister or brother, something has gone spectacularly wrong with their child-rearing and they will bring a brood of screaming, over-indulged little brats who kick things for no reason. They will also injure themselves from running around, making Christmas Doctor Who even less enjoyable.