Not exactly an ideal Christmas but you sure as shit got away lucky, thank your stars.
We are in the middle of a 'big freeze' over here. Ice and snow everywhere and minus 5 degree celsius being the warmest. This is normal for most countries, but not here. The country honestly came to a standstill. Insurance companies are being driven insane with the amounts of claims and accidents they are dealing with. 10 min car journeys now take the better part of an hour etc. Not having a great time over here.
Now I've been working many long shifts at work over the last week 'cos it was the build up to christmas and all. I finished after a particularly brutal day on wednesday and immediately got a call as I was preparing for the journey home(which, because of the weather would take me fucking ages) telling me not to go home that some water pipes in the attic had burst and that our living room was flooded. I went home anyway to collect things I needed and the living room is indeed, fucked. There's a nice hole in the ceiling where the water came down, wall destroyed, furniture destroyed, wooden floor in hall and living room destroyed, TV, DVD player, digital box all fucked. And because it's christmas we can't get an assessor from the house insurance company to come down until wednesday at the earliest.
So I've been living on my buddy's couch since then. Unfortunately he lives pretty close to a club and some friends were banging on the door looking for an after party on wednesday and thursday night so that eliminated any chance of sleep I had. Back into work thursday and friday(the busiest days of the year) and I end up getting a pretty serious case of the flu on friday. I managed to ride out the 12 hour shift and got back to my buddies and went to bed early to try and recover. Woke up yesterday morning seriously unable to move. (Feeling way better now though, food and good nights of sleep sorted me out).
So yeah, not exactly a great christmas and I'm now homeless for about a month but could be way worse.