Woman defends paying £100 per person to have Christmas dinner at mum's house
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We all know that Christmas can be a pretty pricey affair what with all the present buying, holiday travels and festive food we all fork out for each year.
While that amount of cashola for some roast tatties, chicken and gravy may sound steep to some - it's clear 34-year-old Clarissa Bloom, a relationship expert at the Stag Company, is 'more than happy' to pay the lump sum to help her mum during the high-pressure occasion.
Clarissa, who hails from Brighton, opened up to The Mirror about the situation, revealing how she and her sister 'put up a bit of a fuss' when they were younger but can now understand her reasoning.
"Bless her," the woman told the outlet. "She doesn't have a huge amount of money, so before the big food shop, she always asks for me and my sister to pay a third each.
"When we were younger, such as in our early 20s, we probably put up a bit of a fuss, but now we're earning more we're more than happy to do so."
Clarissa went on: "I understand she struggles to cover all the costs - we don't generally eat much throughout the year but we absolutely binge at Christmas, chocolate galore."
She explained that the food shop for extravagant banquet, complete with meat, veg and all the trimmings, 'tends to come to £300' which works out to 'about £100 each'.
"We always have way too much and take a load home afterwards," Clarissa added.
"To be honest, we only go home for four to five days, so it's definitely an overspend, but it's the one time of year you don't mind blowing all the cash on crazy amounts of food and drink."
In other Christmas news, one woman divided the internet after revealing she washes her Christmas tree.
She uploaded the cleaning video to TikTok which prompted many to share their outrage with one viewer slamming: "Cleantok is getting outta hand."
A second declared: "The water being clear told me I don’t need to do this."
"Is this before or after you power wash the tinsel?" joked a third, while a fourth hit out: "I need to WHAT? Every day I get on this app and it’s something more I gotta do..."
Each to their own I guess.