A MAN will not stop telling people about his plans to do un-Christmassy things over Christmas.
Graphic designer Martin Bishop’s break will contain no traditional festive activities and instead things like cycle rides, DIY and eating Thai food.
Friend Donna Sheridan said: “On Christmas Day Martin’s going for a long bike ride, having a green chicken curry for dinner and going to bed early. What a tit.
“He says he doesn’t understand why people make a big deal of Christmas, which is ironic because he won’t bloody shut up about how he’s painting his bathroom on Boxing Day.
“He seems to think it marks him out as an independent-minded rebel, as if he’s smashing society’s bourgeois conventions by not watching Frozen.
“Also he’s spent much longer planning things like a freezing cross-country walk than it takes to sort out all the Christmas stuff like presents and sausages in bacon.”
Bishop said: “To me Christmas is a day like any other, which is why I keep informing everyone I’m not having a turkey or decorations and will just be cleaning my mountain bike.
“I’m not suggesting I’m superior to people who celebrate Christmas, I just don’t share their small-minded, sheep-like mentality.”