Ulrika Jonsson has never felt further away from a snog under the mistletoe
TV star Ulrika Jonsson has spilled the beans on her not-so-festive feelings, admitting she's "living out my sad and lonely life" this Christmas.
The star paints a stark contrast to her usual festive cheer, revealing she's spending the holidays with "only two idiot bulldogs for company." In a candid confession in her The Sun column, she continued: "I am still a Single Pringle. I’ve never felt further from the prospect of a delicious snog under the mistletoe in all my life.
"For the first time in living memory, I’m proper bah humbug," she admits, ditching the Christmas cheer for a heavy dose of reality. She went on to admit the lack of love in her life is playing a huge role in her new role as the Grinch.
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“You have to admit there is something romantic about having someone by your side as you drink your hot choc on Christmas morning. It’s nice to have that special someone to buy a pressie for.
"But as things stand all I can envisage is living out my sad and lonely life with only two idiot bulldogs for company,” she blasted. She went on to say “we’re all going to hell in a handcart" after lamenting that “war is raging, the Earth is dying, everyone is struggling to pay their leccy bill and even the weather’s been rubbish."
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But it's not just the big picture dampening her spirits. Jonsson opens up about the gendered burdens of the festive season, declaring: "It’s hardly breaking news that when it comes to Christmas, the majority of the workload falls on women." She's had enough of the one-woman show, juggling cooking, shopping, and organizing, all while trying to keep the peace in a house full of holiday tension.
As for this year's plans, Jonsson's keeping it low-key, focusing on getting through the holidays without losing her mind. "I’ll be concentrating on the things that are important… just getting through the days without completely losing the plot," she declares, ready to swap the turkey for takeout and the homemade feast for something a bit more chilled.
She concluded that the entire season leaves her run-ragged and that “the long, intensive build-up, for what is effectively two days, is enough to bring me out in hives.”
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