SORRY MUM: Stefanovic Brothers return home for Christmas bender

25 December, 2014 12:38

DARRYL SEYMOUR | Gossip Guru | dazza@betootaadvocate.com

An annual tradition in the Stefanovic family is well underway this afternoon. The aim of the game is to drink as much beer as possible… without (really) upsetting mum.

Both Karl (Today Show Anchor) and his little brother, Peter (Channel 9 UK Correspondent) – are in the same place, at the same time… and things are getting messy.

Peter and Karl, the hard-drinking brothers of Australian journalism. Known for hard-drinking.
Peter and Karl, the hard-drinking brothers of Australian journalism. Known for hard-drinking.

As always, the brothers (armed with an endless amount of XXXX Bitter) are trying to outdo each other – while at the same time keeping us up to date with their shenanigans through social media.

Karl has spoken before on the Today Show about the notorious Stefanovic family Christmas tradition, where no one is safe from sack-wacks, beer bongs or the occasional “donuts” in Karl’s iconic canary yellow Holden HSV.

Karl (left) and Peter (right) pose with their lesser-known brother, Tom, a male nurse in Sydney's St Vincent's
Karl (left) and Peter (right) pose with their lesser-known brother, Tom, a male nurse in Sydney’s St Vincent’s

Speaking on the breakfast show last year, Karl stated that his Christmas festivities with the family were probably “looser” than the Logies.

“I usually rock up with my missus and kids late in the arvo on the 23rd and have a bit of a swim… after that I send them on their way and the big boys start firing. I usually captain the ship, but I am constantly amazed at how Peter and Tom are able to keep up. I’d easily put away thirty cans before dinner”

UK Correspondent, Peter Stefanovic says his biggest weakness when it comes to a Christmas piss-up is his inability to pace himself
UK Correspondent, Peter Stefanovic says his biggest weakness when it comes to a Christmas piss-up is his inability to pace himself

The long-suffering female members of the Stefanovic family have stated that there is absolutely no point in trying to intervene. Karl’s wife, Cassandra, says that “the three stooges” cannot be stopped.

“I think they get it from their mother, she loves a drink too… but honestly… we try to keep the kids out the back for the most part because the three stooges are very content in spending the entire 72 hours of a family Christmas with far more volume than motor skills. They really do a job on themselves”

Jenny Stefanovic, the long-suffering matriarch of the moonshining media family is a big inspiration to her sons, says Peter
Jenny Stefanovic, the matriarch of the moonshining media family is a big inspiration to her sons, says Peter

It has been revealed that the male members of the Stefanovic clan gathered at their mother’s Sunshine Coast home last night, and have not stopped drinking since. The oldest and much more responsible sibling, sister Elisa, is the rock of the family group – making sure the children are safe and that her brothers don’t light each other on fire.

“Their poor wives and girlfriends, I mean they must be used to it by now. Mum and I are. My job is to basically make sure they eat at some point over the next few days, and to make sure they don’t try anything stupid… like the time Pete threw the BBQ cylinder in the bonfire. 2009 was one of the worst.”

Karl takes to instagram last night to call out his younger brother for his poor performance in the drinking games over the last few years.
Karl takes to instagram last night to call out his younger brother for his poor performance in the drinking games over the last few years.

 

As for the Stefanovic Challenge (first Stefanovic Brother to consume an entire bottle of St Agnes Brandy and 60 x cans of XXXX Bitter) – Only time will tell if Karl can take home the trophy for three years running. However, Peter thinks he may in fact have what it takes this time around.

“I am ready for him. I have earned my stripes overseas and now I’m coming in hot to Christmas at mum’s. Like a blue flame,

All I know is, I can’t lose. Last year I went down just before the kids opened their presents… Karl and Tom dressed me up like a gay bikie and dragged me down onto the beach and left me there in the recovery position. I do back myself though… I reckon Karl’s gone a bit soft this year… with all that same-suit feminist sh*t”

Peter Stefanovic, Christmas 2013.
Peter Stefanovic, Christmas 2013.

64 Responses to "SORRY MUM: Stefanovic Brothers return home for Christmas bender"

  1. Emily   December 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Disgusting.
    Hopefully the next generation doesn’t follow. You wonder why 1 in 2 Australians goes through a mental disorder in their lifetime … Alcohol is a drug and it needs to be treated like one.

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    • cathy cox   December 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Are you serious Emily…. A bit of family fun for siblings….. Think you need to lighten up a bit……, humbug

      Mother of sons and daughters

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    • nick   December 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Remind me to never invite you to anything.

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    • John   December 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      WAAAAHHHHH Emily

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    • Fun   December 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Have a look at what they do for a living. Peter deserves a drink, Karl deserves a drink. Get off your high horse and f**k right off.

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    • Andrew   December 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Don’t be such a pussy
      Boys will be boys and let these boys have some fun !

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    • Michael   December 28, 2014 at 3:06 am

      lignten up Emily.

      People lik

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    • Michael   December 28, 2014 at 3:15 am

      lighten up Emily.

      People like you are so caught up in looking for the bad part of a funny situation, rather than looking at the good-three brothers having some fun together. Family.

      Stop putting people down because you’re boring and have nothing better to do.

      Sick and tired of people constantly being a burden on things that are supposed to be fun.

      They’re not hurting anyone.

      Pull your head in-not just you. But Australia needs to aswell

      I hope the next generation doesn’t follow you and your whinging ways.

      Keep doing what you’re doing the Stefanovic brothers. Love your work!

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    • matty   December 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Not saying i disagree but how about you live your life to your morals and let others live to theirs? It is pretty judgemental of you. They are not forcing their views or their way of life on you how about you show the same respect?

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    • kai   December 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

      shut the heck up emily

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    • Phil   December 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      I agree with EMILY!
      What great role models they are for their children. Let’s consume copious amounts of alcohol & make ourselves sick so we pass out! Congratulations
      BOGANS!
      I’m all for having a drink and enjoying a relaxing Christmas holiday but they are taking it to the extreme. Alcohol IS a drug. There are other ways to enjoy your break.
      And as for the rest of you who are banging on about everyone being allowed to have their opinions but then chastising Emily for hers, you are all a bunch of hypocrites and probably bogans too!

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    • Pat Kerslake   December 29, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      emily get a life

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    • Karl Stefanovic   December 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Grow up emily you ridiculous fool

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      • Kristina   February 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

        Well said Karl.

        I love you on the show, both you and Pete are legends.

        You are just bunch of fun.

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    • Shaun   December 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Gee would be exciting at your place for Xmas Em :-/

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    • Brad Jackson   December 31, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Losen up you silly stupid individual

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    • Kat   December 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Agreed.

      What a horrible christmas – Dad and the uncles are drunk and aunty has to look after them for 3 days.

      I would much rather be sober and enjoy my time with the family then focus on who can drink the most – sounds boring to me.

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    • joel   January 1, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      lighten up!

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    • Lorenzo   September 13, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      fem

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  2. derek   December 27, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    get a life Emily you dull fart…..

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  3. adrian   December 27, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Emily I think you might need a beer.
    good luck to them I say. Shananigans and drinking go hand in hand. The stories and laughs they have and will have out weighs some outsiders judgement.l

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  4. Mark   December 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Oh.my.god Emily ^^^^

    You’re ignorance is astounding. The link between mental disorders and alcohol is about as weak as your comment.

    Christmas is a time for families to celebrate in whichever way they see fit.

    It is the responsibility of the individuals involved to govern the activities to ensure they are carried out in a manageable manner. Clearly the stefanovic family have managed to keep the festivities in line to ensure that no harm comes to anyone, that all actions are monitored to ensure nothing gets out of hand, and most importantly, that everyone has a good laugh.

    I don’t doubt that this has become a tradition for this family which has done more to strengthen their bond, rather than disintegrate it.

    Opinions are for everyone. But not everyone needs to hear your opinion. Unless there is evidence of trouble, do everyone a favour, and keep your opinions to yourself, or those of a similar mindset.

    I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that Karl Stefanovic is one of the truest Australians out there. Unafraid to stand for his beliefs, and never too high & mighty to have some good ol fashion Aussie fun.

    -To the stefanovic family. Keep doing the Aussie thing 🙂

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  5. Mark   December 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Oh.my.god Emily ^^^^

    You’re ignorance is astounding. The link between mental disorders and alcohol is about as weak as your comment.

    Christmas is a time for families to celebrate in whatever way they see fit.

    It is the responsibility of the individuals involved to govern the activities to ensure they are carried out in a manageable manner. Clearly the stefanovic family have managed to keep the festivities in line to ensure that no harm comes to anyone, that all actions are monitored to ensure nothing gets out of hand, and most importantly, that everyone has a good laugh.

    I don’t doubt that this has become a tradition for this family which has done more to strengthen their bond, rather than disintegrate it.

    Opinions are for everyone. But not everyone needs to hear your opinion. Unless there is evidence of trouble, do everyone a favour, and keep your opinions to yourself, or those of a similar mindset.

    I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that Karl Stefanovic is one of the truest Australians out there. Unafraid to stand for his beliefs, and never too high & mighty to have some good ol fashion Aussie fun.

    -To the stefanovic family. Keep doing the Aussie thing 🙂

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  6. Bryan   December 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    You guys are my heroes.!!!!

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  7. Bridget   December 28, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Brilliant boys… Got to let your hair down every now and then! And deep down, I’m sure your mum loves it lol!!!

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  8. Nellie   December 28, 2014 at 4:24 am

    ugh. Shut up Emily you effing prude. Have a drink and lighten up. This shits hilarious.

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  9. sal   December 28, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Love the Stefanoviks. Go Pedro and Tom I say!! x

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  10. trudi   December 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Isn’t it ironic that Karl presents stories about the ‘idiots’ that over indulge and the fallout from their behaviour.

    Surely responsible drinking still applies when your family get together. Generationally speaking what message are you sending to your own children.

    For me I would have thought that being home for Christmas, in one piece would be something to be celebrated – not wiped out with booze. YOU BLOODY IDIOTS

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  11. Suzanne Thiele   December 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Good on them what they do for Christmas is up to them obviosly none of kids get hurt dont understand why people make such a big deal of them having a bit of fun. Gee whiz could you imagine the world if everything and everyone were perfect

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  12. Jennifer   December 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations on reporting on some of the most irresponsible and self indulgent behaviour I’ve ever heard of. Does the reference to ‘occasional “donuts” in Karl’s iconic canary yellow Holden HSV’ suggest that drink driving is also on the Christmas agenda for the Stefanovic brothers.

    Sorry Mum?! How about sorry to their other loved ones. You know, the ones they should be showing affection to and making priceless memories with at Christmas not herding into a special area to keep them “safe”.

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  13. Jennifer   December 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I also find it amusing that my comment goes through moderation before being posted yet the comments in the Instagram photo in the article contains some extremely offensive language.

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  14. Andy Johnson   December 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    geez Emily lighten the hell up…both Karl and Peter report on some some pretty horrific stories during the course of a year, those images are ingrained in their minds every day,surely they are entitled to some sort of relief from it even if it is only 72 hrs out of a year.

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  15. Emma   December 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    A bogan’s dream Christmas!

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  16. Jez   December 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    haha top job fellas sounds like a top job.
    Gotta love plenty of beers, spirits, some wine and plenty of mucking around with plenty of laughs during the Christmas season. I know me and my two brothers do.

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  17. Dee   December 29, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Tom isn’t a nurse, he’s a cameraman at Chanel 9!!!

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  18. Sad Sally Emily n Jennifer   December 29, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Wow!!! These two are life grouches and grinches: boohoo… Family fun…

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    • Rex   December 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

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  20. Jodie   December 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    As media role models – glorifying binge drinking = not impressive and really is a let down to themselves and their followers young and old. Australian media in general really has a lot to answer for this. What you do in private is up to you but please don’t use your media power to glorify unhealthy habits. And don’t kid yourselves into thinking this behaviour is okay or champion because you get likes or pats on the back from other binge drinkers. This is irresponsible behaviour, and an unhealthy epidemic within our culture. No judgements – but take responsibility for the effects you have on those around you. Ignorance and glorification really is not key. To rectify the situation – I challenge the brothers to partake in Dry July. And report the real effects of binge drinking and perhaps take a look at why they are compelled to communicate with alcohol. Rather than a drinking contest how about a marathon. Let’s see our television media representatives as role models to inspire listeners instead. It is difficult giving up the vice of alcohol – let’s have them talk about that – or at least don’t glorify what is harmful. Looking forward to reports of Dry July for the Stefanovic Brothers.

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  21. Cobra   December 29, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Stay away from the internet Emily

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  22. Bridie   December 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

    This is so funny, enjoy your bender lads!

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  23. Hunter Cogan   December 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Everyone should calm down and stop name calling. We are all sensitive beings and there is no reason for conflict here in the readers comments. It is good that the brothers bond. If they choose to do it with a drug like alcohol then that is their business. At least they are not smoking crystal meth.

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  24. Jessica   December 29, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I’m all for a good family celebration however I’d like to hear honestly what his wife and children think of their christmas. Imagine dad being too drunk to put together your swing set on Christmas Eve or watch you open your presents. Doesn’t sound like the magical Christmases I remember where dad had a couple of beers but was still very much there with us.

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  25. Terence   December 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Emily – I agree with you 100% – thoroughly disgusting.

    Alcohol is a drug with far more deadly consequences than any narcotic, and is very frequently used irresponsibly in this country. Australians worship it, and see it as a desirable sport to drink yourself into a stupor. An article such as this excuses (and even encourages) excessive alcohol consumption – seeing it as normal. So much of the media casts a blind eye over this (and frequently jokes about it) – It is totally irresponsible.

    If you substitute the drugs heroin” or “cocaine” or even “nicotine” instead of XXXX or brandy, everyone starts to look at it differently, but society is so blinded by the fact that it’s just a few harmless drinks, that they can’t see that as a drug, alcohol causes more grief than all the other drugs combined. But we’re told to lighten up, because it’s the Strayan way….mate.

    Stefanovic brothers: Bogans in suits.

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  26. Amanda   December 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Lol a great tradition. It’s not like they do it 24/7, all year round. I would have something to say about that. However special occasion & family get togethers are great. Keeps them close & it’s not like the kids are exposed to most of it. The big Aunty looks after them & so do the wife’s & girlfriends.

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  27. alex   December 30, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Challenge accepted karl. I am curious about one thing though, when did bogan become such a derogatory word for true blue aussies. I love a cold beer as much as i love fishing andif that makes me a bogan well at least i’m fun to be around. If it wasn’t for beer i’d probably be in the slammer for a few attacks on my boss. Next time you’re in perth look me up karl, i’ll teach you a thing or two haha

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  28. Pinky   December 31, 2014 at 7:56 am

    If those two brothers started a television show about their life i would probably watch it.

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  29. Diane   December 31, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I think the abuse of Emily on this forum is pretty disgusting. I love Karl and his antics most of the time, Pete, too. Maybe they are funny drunks and sweet, which my dear departed Dad was and my father-in-law is.
    However, the sad fact is not everyone is a happy, friendly drunk. My husband and his family usually get totally pissed at Christmas and it is my worst nightmare. There are fights and carry-on over the smallest things. My husband is an annoying and argumentative drunk, so I hate it.
    I tolerated it well before we had kids, but now I am in the habit of booking a motel for me and the kids and leaving my hubby with his family to drink and battle it out.
    So before anyone judges Emily, how do we know what she’s been through or has to put up with?
    I like to hope the Stefanovic boys are friendly, happy drunks for their family’s sake. And it seems to me they are – why would they publicise a horrible time?

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  30. Conrad   December 31, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Emily and all the idiots on here criticizing these good Aussie lads need to buy only one thing for Xmas next year …. A mirror!! And have a good look at yourselves!! You’ve got idiots out there getting drunk and king hitting people and raping women and starting fights!! We should be encouraging the fun behavior of these guys and show that you can just have fun on alcohol with your family!! Maybe the next generation would be better to follow the lead of Karl, Pedro and Tom instead of starting violence and getting in to fights! Keep up the good work Karlos 🙂

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  31. macka   December 31, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Im as Aussie as the next bloke. Love my family, love a beer and love xmas get togethers with friends and family.But these blokes get rid of their family and friends so they can have their elite bender together. I could only imagine the report Karl and Peter would make on wankers that threw a gas bottle into a fire and blew themselves up. To you guys critising Emily, which episode of bogan hunters were you on. And when did it become socially acceptable to call someone a c#### online. No doubt you bogans would all be pissed on your bourbons by now.

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    • Gus   January 2, 2015 at 12:30 am

      Macka, most of the worldwide population call Aussies with a beer at all bogans, therefore you are one as well…… and who cares what these people do? it’s there private lives and many more celebities do much worse stuff than this, this is a tradition.

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  32. Rachel Freeman   January 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    lol

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  33. Rachel Freeman   January 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    lol haha

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  34. Holly   January 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

    It’s funny only in that it’s so irresponsible. what if all the Mums were passed out on the sofa with texta moustaches or vomiting every present opening time on Christmas morning? Would that be as acceptable? The girls deserve a break from parenting as much, if not more than their husbands who no doubt, work very long hours and deserve to let off steam but they have to keep the domesticity rolling so the blokes can get smashed. They’re obviously not giving their wives any Christmas sex let alone loving attention. (Imagine their breath! ew!) ‘Tradition’ is an over-used excuse to behave badly. I think, if they feel the need to flex their competitive drinking muscles like twenty-somethings, the brothers should pick a weekend away somewhere each year and not do it at Christmas when their little ones are about wanting to share happy times with Dads and Uncles. I don’t agree that no-one is being hurt. The apologetic headline says it all.

    Everyone can get a little bit pissy together when the kids are in bed and still be on deck together for morning cuddles and unwrapping. Time to grow up boys.

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  35. Marg Clarke   January 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    What an awesome family…REAL….you must have had a hoot…it just goes to prove what typical Aussies these guys are.. to the rest of you who disagree.. god get a life

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  36. ash   January 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t care about the ‘excessive drinking’, that’s their choice – but maybe something that should be done on a brothers weekend away rather than a family christmas. If my Dad had have passed out “Just before the kids opened the presents” when I was little I would have been devastated that I didn’t get to share that with him (and as I got older I would have got pissed off that he wasn’t sharing that day with me). Alcohol IS fun, but when your kids grow up and their memory of christmas is dad and uncles tanked and mum and aunty ushering you into ‘safe’ areas of the house, that’d be a bit sad to look back on.

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  37. Kat   August 7, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Each one to their own! I have 5 boys that drink but most of all when together for any occasion they look after each other, respect their mum and all around. That’s all that should matter.

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  38. Tracey   September 19, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Why can’t people just be left to their own opinions, why go on and on over one persons comment, FFS.

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