BLOGMAS 2022 | DAY TWENTY-ONE: CHRISTMAS WITH… COMEDIAN, DAVE CHAWNER
Wednesday 21 December 2022
Welcome to Day Twenty-One of Blogmas 2022
Today, I’ve teamed up with the legendary and very
lovely Comedian, Dave Chawner to bring you a bit of insight into his Christmas…
Do you have any
Christmas Eve traditions?
village, everyone who went to my school used to go to this one pub on Christmas
Eve. The year I’d left school and gone to Uni I was so excited to see everyone
and catch up. However, that Christmas morning I was somewhat ‘delicate’. But,
as time has gone on, people have had kids, got jobs and moved on. So, I’ll be
honest, I stopped doing that the first year I went, and I walked into the pub
and it was filled with these young kids, none of whom I recognised, and none of
whom seemed to be old enough to drink. It was then that I realised that I was
Who will you be
spending this year’s Christmas with?
I’m going to
be spending it with my Mum this year, and some family friends. It’s really
sweet, they’re always really touched I spent Christmas with them and go all
out. Plus, they’re really good craic, so it’s always fun
What time do you get
up on Christmas Day? Is that for a particular reason?
don’t have a time - when my body starts craving coffee
something dull like a piece of toast because there’s more to look forward to
such as opening presents which we do straight away.
When do you open
have I just answered this one? Whoops! Yeah, we do presents straight away. When
we were kids, we’d go into my Mum & Dads room and my sister, and I would open
them on the bed. Now it’s just me and my Mum, and it’s a bit lower key, but
What has been your
favourite gift of all-time?
This is one
of those questions, where someone is going to say that their grandma got them a
watch and they’ve never taken it off or something, and I’m going to say
something like “a PlayStation” and look like a shallow dick. But truth is, I
honestly don’t know. When you’re a kid the things that are exciting would bring
no enjoyment now and vice versa. I’ve certainly found, as I get older, I
genuinely appreciate body spray - it means I don’t have to buy it. However,
when I was a teenager, I just thought that was Aunty Betty telling me that I
What has been the most
favourite gift you’ve given someone else?
A couple of
years ago my parents took me on holiday with my sister to St Ives. It was the
first year I’d got a job and was working, and it was a brilliant holiday. On the
last day of the holiday, we’d been wandering around all the lovely little
streets and seen a picture in a gallery that my Mum and Dad liked (it was
unusual for Dad to take an interest in art). So, I tried to ring up the
gallery. However, the owner didn’t have a computer and barely knew how to work
a phone. So, I had to enlist the help of various artists down in Cornwall to
track him down so I could buy the painting. I got it shipped to my parents' house and they had no idea. It was brilliant - a gift, but also a little
challenge. They still have it on their wall in the living room.
Did you ask for
anything this year? If so, what?
Do you wear anything
special on Christmas Day?
always wear the new socks my Mum has got me. There are very few things better
than fresh bed sheets and fresh socks. I will also, invariably, wear new
underwear…who says Christmas as an adult isn’t that much fun!?
What time is Christmas
Dinner (you can use your own definition for this)?
in the middle of the day. However, we now go to friend’s house, so it’s
whatever time they’ll have it
What’s your favourite
food and drink on Christmas Day?
I love that
Christmas is the only day that you can start drinking at 10am. You can’t do
that unless you’re in an airport.
Four things you do
between 1pm and 6pm:
Call my partner
Forget that I’ve called my partner, rush to call her. She gets
confused because we spoke 2 hours ago, I try and make up an excuse, look
like an idiot and then we watch the Christmas edition of Dr Who Meets
Eastenders or whatever is on
Do you watch TV on
Christmas Day? If so, anything in particular?
sounding like an old crusty now, but I swear TV used to be better back in the
day. Now, it’s all depressing stuff… like Mrs Browns Boys or Citizen Kahn. I
used to love it when there were movies on that you’d never normally see on TV
or Christmas editions of your favourite sitcom…and yes, I know I sound like a
grandad! So, what’s the deal with young people being so loud these days!?
What’s your favourite
doubt The Muppets Christmas Carol. And,
if you don’t like it, you’re wrong!
How do you spend your
evening and night?
I normally do to be honest
Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with I’m
NOT Disordered’s readers!
We all wish you a very Merry Christmas this year!!