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Gay Christmas: Are You dreaming of a Pink Christmas?
Gay Christmas Angel
With all the glitz and glamour around at this festive time of year, there is no better time to camp it up, than Camp Christmas.
One of my fondest memories of Christmas will always be the year I got divorced, and was left stranded by an invite to spent Christmas with friends that got muddled/mixedup/reneged on/abandoned. I was left stranded with nothing to do between Christmas Eve and New Year.
My family were all away for a family holiday. Friends were all fixed up with family etc. I was ALONE. Christmas Eve at work I grew tired of lying when people asked me what I was doing for Christmas, so after work I went to the local pub (a gay pub, obviously)
Enter my two Christmas angels - my gay next door neighbours. They insisted I spend Christmas day with them and their friends and Mum. This hub is in recognition of that Merry, GAY Christmas past... one I'll never forget with great gratitude as it could have been a miserable day...
There's a British saying; "As Camp as Christmas" - so here's a look at what exactly that means.
Never forget the mistletoe!
Gay Christmas Decorations
Starting with the decorations:
a gay Christmas is the perfect time to
arrange elaborate displays; with endless reams of tinsel and brightly
streamers. I know, you like glam all year round, but push the boat out
now you have a good excuse! It's said a pair of gay men can decorate
anything, so get going!
There is an inexhaustible amount available in every colour scheme. There are also the lovely garlands and wreaths, all of which can be jazzed up with flashing or twinkling lights. Of course these are also available in a multitude of colours - the more the better; have a multitude of lights to rival Times Square.
And never forget the holly and the mistletoe, perfect for grabbing random people and making their day (or at least yours!) and also sneaking a moment with your hunky loved one.
Flowing booze is perhaps the most important part of any gay Christmas.
Ensure you have Champers on tap to accompany the meal, or sparking wine such as Asti for the tighter budget, followed by gallons of wine.
Then settle down for the afternoon in the UK and Commonwealth watching the (other) Queen doing her speech, with a glass of Gin and Tonic, or Snowball with a cherry, in hand. If you are good and have had the patience and willpower to wait this long, now is also the perfect time to exchange presents. Otherwise let's assume the wrapping paper is now outside and the fun can start (unless your gift is one that can only be done after dark...).
Pink Christmas trees
Gay Christmas Fairy
Gay Christmas Trees
Of course, the focal point of every gay Christmas display is the tree. Whether it is real or artificial, there are a large variety available to suit every taste. For those who have neither the time nor the inclination to be forever setting the Henry on those blasted needles, artificial may be the best choice for you! These are available in every size and style.
There are also almost very colour of the rainbow to chose from (including rainbow Christmas trees for those of you into Pride), from boring natural green to white, red, blue, black and of course pink! Draped with enough lights to confuse any passing airline and plenty of tinsel and baubles, this will be sure to brighten any dark December day and night.
Do not forget the fairy for the top of the tree and please, do try to refrain from
climbing up there yourself! Trust me Darling it won't hold your weight and you'll do yourself no end of mischief. Your moment will come.
Why not make an occasion of switching on the Christmas lights, by inviting a local, almost once successful, cute ex-boy band member to do the honours!
The main event of any Christmas is the dinner.
You can always go the whole hog and have a hog - roasted of course. Or simply cook a turkey the size of Divine; along with the trimmings. This will, of course, be hell on those recently manicured nails, so why not cheat and get in some ready made Christmas Platters?
Lets face it, as long as the table looks as good as you do, the food is never going to be the centre of attention.
There must also be crackers, but not those cheap ones with plastic presents. It is best to select the ones with useful gifts and, of course, never forget that a good bang is always most welcome at any gay Christmas!
The purchasing of Gay Christmas presents is a vitally important task. The present must really reflect how you think of the recipient. Do not buy the latest David Beckham Calendar for your loved one, or he may start comparing! The same goes for buying anyone, other that perhaps someone over 50, a Foot Spa, no matter how good a purchase it seems at the time! Of course, the latest Kylie CD or anything Clinique is always acceptable in all circles.
Gay Christmas presents
Recommended Gay Christmas Music
If you have the energy, playing Christmas party games can keep you and your guests busy. There are always the traditional variations of card games.
Or why not plug in that karaoke machine and have a "Got Talent" (or not, as the case may be) evening, singing along to your favourite Madonna, Britney or Celine track.
There are also, of course, your classic Christmas tunes to murder.
Christmas is the perfect time for singing - whatever tickles your fancy.
Christmas is also the perfect time to host your own flamboyant Camp Christmas Party.
It goes without saying that you must not spare the glitzy over the top décor and, most importantly, the booze to impress for your assembled guests.
Everyone loves a good knees up, after all, even at Christmas.
It is also the perfect time to cop that hunk you have been after all year, while nobody's looking.
A Nice Gay Christmas Pantomime
A Gay Christmas is not a Gay Christmas without Pantomime. With all that glitz and glamour, buckets of make-up and all those boys dressing up as girls (and girls dressing as boys!), Panto gives the audience all that is best from any Gay pub or club, under one roof.
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