Boozy Brits hit the town for Black Eye Friday as Christmas cheer kicks in across the nation
BOOZY Christmas Brits were in the party spirit last night on the annual knees up known as Black Eye Friday.
Festive celebrations kicked off with a bang in Blackpool, Birmingham, and Cardiff with sore heads guaranteed for thousands of elves and Santas.
Mrs Christmas and her elf helper head out for a night on the town in Cardiff last nightSWNS:South West News Service
Some donned fancy costumes, others donned very little, despite a weekend washout ahead of Christmas Day.
Extra police were on the streets with some of that seasonal cheer expected to tip into punch ups and upset tummies.
Ambulances were also on high alert as staff spill out of office dos, pubs and clubs.
Paramedic Paul Turner, of the GMB union, warned: “It will be carnage.
Splash News A tipsy Santa enjoys a greasy kebab after a boozy night in Blackpool[/caption]
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SWNS:South West News Service The night provided some very unwanted gifts for this Christmas jumper wearing reveller in Cardiff[/caption]
Lad in Cardiff show their sweet and naughty sides during a night on the tilesSWNS:South West News Service
Brummy girls put on their party dresses and brave the rain in BirminghamSWNS:South West News Service
Is that a Christmas angel on the streets of Birmingham?SWNS:South West News Service
“People will be out, battered on drink and drugs. Normally rational people suddenly don’t think twice about attacking ambulance staff.”
Some got a little too merry, and were snapped sitting on the rainy city streets being comforted by mates.
Others were seen being held back by police as the booze got the better of them.
More than a few filled their stockings with chips and greasy fast food.
One bloke dressed as Santa was seen happily scoffing a greasy kebab as he lined his stomach ahead of his great global present dash on Monday.
Two girls on the lash take the weight off in the taxi queueSWNS:South West News Service
This girl might want to ask for an umbrella or hat from Santa, judging by this pic from last night in CardiffSWNS:South West News Service
Violent night… Cops flooded the streets and managed to break up trouble in CardiffSWNS:South West News Service
An early morning chip butty might not be so good for your elf, but these Cardiff party animals don’t careSWNS:South West News Service
Should have sacked it off… it’s all too much for one woman in CardiffSWNS:South West News Service
That snazzy jumper’s not fooling anyone – you’re clearly not having a fun time in Cardiff last nightSWNS:South West News Service
The wet weather didn’t deter the hardcore Chrimbo party people who turned out in their thousands.
Many of whom will be haunted by the spirits of Christmas past come tomorrow morning.
And while it was a cracker of night for many, some ended up St Nicked after brawling in front of officers.
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It wasn’t all fisticuffs and lamb doners though – one couple were seen smooching in the streets as they let the seasonal mood sweep over them.
There were plenty of Christmas knitwear on show, although not all of it survived unscathed.
And while hundreds crammed into drizzly taxi queues, one lad gave his mate a literal lift home with an inebriated fireman’s carry.
This Cardiff woman’s beer goggles arrived early this yearSWNS:South West News Service
A few beers really lifts the spirits in the Welsh capital last nightSWNS:South West News Service
Pals make their way home on Broad Street, Birmingham off their brollySWNS:South West News Service
It was a smoking night in Birmingham to start with, but then it ran out of puffSWNS:South West News Service
Smile it’s Christmas… a festive punter walks home in BirminghamSWNS:South West News Service
Wahey-bells in the rain as merry Santas dash home from a night out in BrumSWNS:South West News Service
You’re Saint Nick-ed mate… cops pound the streets in CardiffSWNS:South West News Service
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