The reality of heading home for Christmas is often far from the picture-perfect advertisements you see on television.
Whether you’re a university student with a sofa bed reserved for the festive season or a fully-fledged adult expected to sleep on an airbed practically underneath the dining table, Christmas sleeping arrangements aren’t always cosy.
But you’re not alone, as the hashtag #DuvetknowitsChristmas encourages Twitter users to share refreshingly honest snaps of where their food coma will commence.
The all-too-relatable tradition was kick-started by writer Rhodri Marsden a few years back when he tweeted about having to kip in his childhood bedroom over Christmas – which had since been turned into an office.
In the end, he decided to sleep in his sister’s old bedroom and asked people to submit their own sleeping arrangements to see if he wasn’t alone.
Ever since, Twitter users have shared hilarious images of their set-ups back home and here’s a couple of seriously relatable submissions:
— Vicki Turk (@VickiTurk) December 24, 2017
— Stephanie Parkin (@Schstephs) December 24, 2017
— Sophie Gadd (@sophie_gadd) December 24, 2015
— It’s coming home in 2020 (@iamEMMA20) December 24, 2017
This year, Rhodri decided to use the now-famous hashtag to raise awareness of a more serious issue.
The writer has teamed up with homeless charity Shelter to raise money for people living on the streets over the festive season.
#DuvetKnowItsChristmas is a brilliant Twitter tradition where people Tweet @Rhodri to share their often hilarious seasonal sleeping arrangements. This year we’ve partnered with @Rhodri and @Shelter to tell the story. Not everyone has a home at Christmas, please give what you can.
— Twitter UK (@TwitterUK) December 17, 2018
According to the organisation, over 131,000 children will wake up homeless on Christmas morning and a £30 donation could help answer three urgent calls from families who need help.
You can help a family find somewhere warm to stay this Christmas by donating money via the Shelter website.
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