We’re all very much aware of the consequences of a closely-documented night out. You pry your eyes open the morning after, grab your phone and squint at the horror that is the stream of slurred Snapchats and other social media updates. Now that you think about it, maybe everyone on your contact list DIDN’T need to see every last thing you ate and drank last night, or your sick dance moves.

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The holiday season brings with it a whole new array of opportunities for online embarrassment. We’ve all seen the annual flurry of posts of gifts, snacks, dogs, cousins, bonbons – you get the picture. It’s all a little excessive, right?

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Image: Giphy

In an age where we seem to feel the need to live-stream the most intimate moments of our lives, it’s easy to blur the boundaries between what’s acceptable on social media and what isn’t. Spare yourself the post-snap regret and read on to find out how you can avoid social media spamming this Christmas. Your dignity AND your follower count will thank me.

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The 10 Christmas social media commandments:

1. Thou shalt not, under any circumstances, post after consuming champagne.
2. Thou shalt not post multiple Facebook status in a day. Or a night. And definitely not within the same hour.
3. Thou shalt not send a group text to your entire contact list to wish them a merry Christmas.
4. Thou shalt not Snapchat video your family lunch.
5. Thou shalt not post an Instagram shot of every course unless it’s in an Instagram story where people can just swipe away the annoyance.
6. Thou shalt not post a selfie while clad in a Santa hat, especially if/when drunk.
7. Thou shalt not post a video of you singing carols on any platform.
8. Thou shalt not post updates on the growth of a food baby (unless it’s really, REALLY impressive. And even then maybe just point it out to the people who are actually in the same room).
9. Thou shalt not use an exorbitant amount of hashtags.
10. Thou shalt not post a duck face selfie with holiday themed hashtags.

There you have it! Avoid these social media sins and enjoy the holiday season, spam-free!

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