Glamour's Sarah Hepola points out the twenty things you may actually notice this Christmas if you find yourself not sporting any beer goggles.
For years, I loved drinking my way through the holidays. I loved the way I looked in a slinky, silky party dress with a martini in my hand. I loved how liquor with a big bow on it could change the trajectory of any awkward gathering, how that bottle could make all of us -- friends, bosses, colleagues I only halfway liked -- light up inside like a Christmas tree.
But as I grew older, I began noticing that it was harder to shake off a hangover, that two glasses of red wine turned into five, which turned into an email the next day that began "I'm so sorry about..." What had once been a fun excuse to cut loose began to feel more like a need. I loved losing myself in alcohol, but I was starting to lose myself, period.
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