10 Insane Yet Somehow Amusing Things That Happen To Vegans Over Christmas

From meat-free centrepieces to faux-leather handbags, vegans have the holly-est, jolly-est holidays of all – most of the time.

Here’s 10 things that happen when you’re a vegan at Christmas.

1. Someone will ask you if you cheat by eating meat as part of your Christmas meal

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Nope – the idea of consuming flesh, muscle and blood, not to mention cow secretions and chicken ovulations sounds as gross now as it does at any other time of the year.

2. Jokes about “rabbit food.”

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You’ll get them… And laugh them out…

3. A distant relative will give you an awkward present

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Whether it’s a leather wallet or a non-vegan wooly jumper you’ll have to decide what to do with it and whether it’s worth explaining your convictions to a half-deaf 73-year-old.

4. And another one will keep telling you how they could “NEVER stop eating bacon.”

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But you already know it’s not the time and place for arguments like these…

5. You’ll cook – or eat first

Because you want to eat something that isn’t mini cocktail sausages on sticks or the single plate of cheese and pickle sandwiches ‘for the veggies’.

You’ll either bring a dish (or three) to share or fill up beforehand.

6. You will also develop laser-sharp vision for identifying meat in buffet food

10 Insane Yet Somehow Amusing Things That Happen To Vegans Over Christmas

7. You’ll have the Tofurky talk

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Because many non-vegans can’t get their head around the idea of a lump of tofu being preferable to a dead bird who spent its life packed in a windowless shed with thousands of others, breathing in burning ammonia and wading through poop.

Plus, Tofurky is delicious.

8. You’ll put out vegan treats for Santa.

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Santa loves homemade vegan cookies and a tall glass of soya milk.

9. You’ll give people a nudge with gifts

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And, if a friend hints they’re thinking of giving someone a pet for Christmas you’ll try to talk them out of it.

10. It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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From blowing everyone’s mind with a delectable vegan feast to spreading joy with a truly compassionate attitude towards fellow humans, a vegan Christmas is a happy, joyous affair.

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