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THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

I am the designated driver on Christmas Eve & don't mind at all. For many years I was able to be the drinker, so I feel it's my turn to give back to so many that had to see I made it home safely after partying most of the night on Christmas Eve, with family & friends. I realize this question is usually asked for New Year's Eve, but I wanted to ask now since we are rapidly approaching the Eve of Christmas. And, speaking of this, MERRY  CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE, NEAR & FAR! 

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

I'm pretty much always the designated driver, regardless of the occasion or holiday. 

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

Such an important topic, thank you.  I'm always the designated driver and I don't mind at all.

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

I'm okay with being either.  It just needs to be known in advance, who the driver will be.  

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

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DH always volunteers to be the designated driver, he's not much of a drinker so he couldn't care less.

 

My limit is one drink, no wine ever, which I can skip if necessary, so no problem here.

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

If I know I am going to be drinking any alcohol wherever I’m going, I always take an Uber there and back.  No need to get behind the wheel if any alcohol is going to be involved with Uber around these days.

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

My hubby always drives so it's never an issue. Now if we stay somewhere he may have a beer or a glass of wine. We don't take chances. I sometimes like a margarita with Mexican food.

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

I don’t usually drink, so I am always sober. Occasionally, I will have a drink, maybe once a year but always in my home.  

 

My DH isn’t much of a drinker either, but he does have a few in the summertime with our friends.

 

My parents owned a bar and I am the only child out of five who avoids most adult beverages. Some I can’t drink because they are not gluten free.

 

We always stay home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so neither one of us needs to drive.

 

I am a party pooper, but if anyone needs a ride, i’d be happy to drive them home safely.

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

I will be spending the night when I go my friends' house for Xmas day. It's a lengthy drive so I can revel all I want to without worrying.

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Re: THE DESIGNATED DRIVER OR THE HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINKER, WHICH ARE YOU?

i can be either, depending on who i am out with.

 

christmas eve and christmas day i will be home with my family.  we wont need a designated driver.....everyone will be home and sleeping over.

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