Have No Shame: 13 Childish Habits We All Have At Christmastime

As “adult” as you may be, there’s something about Christmas that turns back the clock, and transforms us all into non-creepy, non-wrinkly Benjamin Buttons. You’re 29, trapped in a 10-year-old’s body and that is totally 100% acceptable. It’s OKAY to want to hear “The Chipmunk Song” and it’s OKAY to snoop for presents. If you’re guilty of taking part in any of these childish Christmas habits, know that you’re not alone.

1. Shaking Presents: Did you get the bracelet you wanted or is it just another cat bookmark?

2. Watching Kid’s Christmas Movies: “The Polar Express,” “Elf,” and “The Santa Clause” are all on the “nice” list, I don’t care what anybody says.

3. Opening Gifts In PJs: Yeah, I have a onesie. What of it?

4. Licking Cookie Dough Batter Straight From The Bowl: The best part of Christmas baking is the opportunity to give yourself Salmonella poisoning.

5. Wrapping Paper Fights: Because nothing lets out pent up family aggravation quite like chucking balls of wrapping paper at them.

6. Present Disappointment: You wanted a Coach bag, but instead you got a Jansport backpack and you are secretly stewing.

7. Present Snooping: When your boyfriend leaves to pick up the dry cleaning, you check his entire closet and dresser for your gift. Do not be ashamed.

8. Kid’s Christmas Songs Are Your Guilty Pleasure: You sing along to Alvin & the Chipmunks’ “Chipmunk Song,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty The Snowman” like a BOSS.

9. You Secretly Want To Visit Santa: If the line at the mall wasn’t so damn long, you’d consider a pic with Santa because you want a new Facebook profile photo…and a pony.

10. Expecting Parents To Wait On You: You’re home, therefore they will do your laundry, clean your dishes and make your bed.

11. Eagerly Tearing Into Your Stocking: You know there’s some goddamn candy in there somewhere and you want it NOW.

12. Sibling Rivalry: You got mom the best present and you are her favorite child, period.

13. Overloading On Sweets & Getting A Tummy Ache: It happens to the best of us. Best cured with a post-feast nap.

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