People are sharing their uncomfortable sleeping arrangements as #DuvetKnowItsChristmas returns
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Merry Christmas, one and all. The big day has arrived, and hopefully you're one of the people who has had a good night's sleep.
But if you haven't, it could be because you're round a family or friend's house and have been lumped with some uncomfortable sleeping arrangements.
It looks like a lot of you fall into this camp, as the infamous #DuvetKnowItsChristmas has returned.
Every year, the hilarious tradition is kickstarted by journalist Rhodri Marsden, who created the hashtag for those who are jammed into weird spots around the house.
And 2022 is no different.
Taking to Twitter last evening, Marsden wrote: "It’s Christmas Eve, which means only one thing. Well, no, it means several things, but one of the things it means is Duvet Know It’s Christmas, aka #duvetknowitschristmas.
"Improbably, this is the twelfth year of a tradition which could reasonably be accused of being tiresome and repetitive, but hey, so is The First Nowell, and that’s still vaguely popular.
"For those who don’t know what happens, and want to know what happens, this is what happens.
"Many people are about to spend the night in the homes of their family or friends. That, it turns out, means an eyepopping variety of impromptu sleeping arrangements.
"Pictures are taken. They are posted on Twitter, either in response to this thread, or with the hashtag #duvetknowitschristmas, or both.
"People then scroll down and gawp at the festive gallery in amazement."
Today we're taking a look at some of the best entries this year, starting with one Twitter user who had to share a room with some guinea pigs. Here's hoping they weren't squeaking too loudly when Santa came down the chimney:
Then there's the 56-year-old parent who was left sleeping in their grandchild's cot - to be fair, it does look pretty cosy.
And if you thought sharing your room with guinea pigs was something, check out the woman who bunked with Nicolas Cage - well, a pillow of him anyway.
She wrote: "Long time fan, first time submitting an entry for #duvetknowitschristmas - camp bed in brother's study feat.
"Truly inexplicable Nic Cage cushion which reads 'See You In My Dreams'."
Another person was wedged in next to the dining table - at least they can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed.
One woman who definitely won't be bored this Christmas said: "Merry Christmas to all my single, childless, adult friends wedged between 14,000 football/murder books, 2 cats, a litter tray, and a creepy old horse tonight (or similar).
"We got this."
Speaking of which, the same goes for the person with the Twister duvet set.
Yep, this year's entries did not fail to disappoint - but joking side, there is a more serious reason behind the challenge.
You see, although you might be kipping in an unusual setup, at least you have somewhere warm to sleep and it's still nice to go home to see your family and friends.
The same can't be said for thousands of people across the UK, which is why Marsden has partnered with the homelessness and rough sleeping charity Centrepoint to raise money.
As part of this year's run, he's raised more than £43,000 of the £50,000 goal via JustGiving - if you'd like to donate and spread some Christmas cheer, you can do so here.