18 Things That Always Happen When You Have a Christmas Dinner In Your Uni House
It’s simultaneously much worse and much better than Christmas at home.
1. Everyone quickly realises how unprepared they are to take on this much of a cooking mission.
They thought I knew what I was doing with this uni Christmas dinner… pic.twitter.com/qNcBovRkgY
— Will Barnes (@_WillBarnes_) December 10, 2014
2. For a start, literally every single person has a different idea of what food should be included.
So you end up having to buy the weirdest combination of food and drink ever.
Christmas dinner in a house of scientists. pic.twitter.com/LH8eAPNSjB
— Leon Black (@DrLeonBlack) December 25, 2015
3. And then you realise how expensive buying so much stuff will be.
4. Plus, you just know that no one’s going to agree on who should pay for what.
The vegetarian definitely doesn’t want to pay for the meat or gravy so you have to calculate how to split everything.
5. It’s only when you’ve bought everything that you realise your student house oven cannot handle that amount of food at once.
6. And that you definitely aren’t equipped to cook everything.
Mentally or physically.
7. It becomes clear that some people will be taking the meal preparations more seriously than others.
“EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR A CHRISTMAS JUMPER”
Christmas dinner is taken very seriously in our flat pic.twitter.com/kAcW2ODzOB
— lou. (@louxkingg) December 11, 2014
8. And for others, the moment you start cooking is a sign that it’s time to get on the mulled wine.
Cue Christmas playlist.
When you're the only one lit at your flat Christmas dinner 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/cuEMtj4OQq
— Josie Lane (@josielane2603) December 4, 2016
9. The cooking attempt gets more and more disastrous as time goes on.
Someone will make at least one panicked call to their mum because no one really understands what they’re doing.
10. And tempers inevitably flare.
11. By the time it’s ready, the final product isn’t quite what you envisaged.
12. But it’s special anyway because you all made it together.
You just have to hope you’re not about to poison anyone.
13. Which means there’s always one who takes the obligatory Instagram of all the food you made.
14. You realise it’s probably the best meal you’ve had since starting uni.
Tbh you’re surprised you managed to create it. Mum would be proud.
15. But when you see the state of your kitchen afterwards you kinda wish you’d just gone out.
So much washing up. So much regret.
16. By the end of the day you’ve eaten so much you don’t think you’ll ever be able to move again.
Forget going out, literally no one can get up.
17. So everyone just gets drunk, plays games and watches Christmas films together.
And it’s cute af
— Sean Ward (@sean_ward93) December 8, 2013
18. Even though it wasn’t actually Christmas Day, it was almost better because you got to do it with your uni squad.
And the best thing is knowing you’ve still got the real one to look forward to.