4. You can use this time at the office to get ahead with work, or do nothing at all – delete as appropriate
Just turning up will make you look good. It’s also the only time of year where it is acceptable to have a glass of champagne al desko (except, perhaps, if you’re a surgeon, ambulance driver or have any other position where being sober is more or less a pre-requisite).
5. You can become an expert procrastinator
Look busy in the office by disabling sleep mode on your computer, sitting up straight and leaving a jacket on the back of your chair. Master the art of wasting time with this handy guide: you could even start planning next Christmas…
6. It’s the perfect excuse to escape the in-laws
Let’s face it, if your mother-in-law’s staying, sitting at your desk can seem like the easy option. How better to avoid family politics?
7. When you do get home, you have more of a claim over the Christmas TV watching schedule
You might even be able to put your feet up during the Christmas cooking.
8. Feel smug in having organised Christmas early this year
Because you knew you had to work over the Christmas period. Or not…
9. It might actually be fun
Treat yourself – it’s Christmas. Get that Christmassy drink and indulge in a fancy lunch. You deserve it, you’re working over Christmas, you poor thing!