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So if Christmas is no mixing of households indoors

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RunBackwards Sun 25-Oct-20 20:00:31

What will you do?

We usually have the four of us (two young adult sons) my parents and my sister and her family (two teens). TBH as the children have got older it's been hard enough to make the day special/different to any other day but if it's just the four of us I can't see it being much different to today.

What do you have planned?

Will you comply with the no mixing of households. It's already in play here, although my sister is in another area where it's not. My parents are being very compliant, although my FB feed suggests most of people aren't.

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RunBackwards Sun 25-Oct-20 20:01:11

Sorry I meant to say lots of people aren't. I don't know what most people are doing.

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babychange12 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:07:40

I would most likely ignore the rules

CarnageAtTheGardenCentre Sun 25-Oct-20 20:11:29

I think we’ll be doing what we did last year, covid or no covid.

Dh and I spent Xmas by ourselves, DBIL and family had Xmas at their home, and DMIL and DFIL had Xmas in theirs.

We, along with DBIL and family met up at DMILs for an hour or two to exchange presents and pleasantries....then went back to our respective homes.

It worked out very well, all able to relax and be ourselves.

CarnageAtTheGardenCentre Sun 25-Oct-20 20:14:15

....that should be lockdown or no lockdown, not covid or no covid.
As it’s going to still be around then...

Greenandcabbagelooking Sun 25-Oct-20 20:14:21

Hoping that both my flatmates also make the right call so we can have Christmas together, or being on my own in my flat.

mindutopia Sun 25-Oct-20 20:15:27

We'll be having a nice quiet one at home with the 4 of us and it will be great to not have to worry about planning around everyone else.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Sun 25-Oct-20 20:18:25

I'll be sticking to the rules. So if that means being at home then we'll be at home. Although unless they cancel support bubbles I could go to my mums. My siblings are likely to kick up a fuss and complain its unfair if I do that though hmm

Frdd Sun 25-Oct-20 20:19:31

I’ll be on my own or with Dd. Unlikely to see my other two. It’s crap.

Bumble84 Sun 25-Oct-20 20:19:52

I will be complying with the rules, whatever they are at the time. I’m in Scotland so as it is just now there is no household mixing at all so it may just be the two of us.

I know a lot of people will be flouting the rules going by what I’ve heard and read on here but I won’t be flouting them simply because others might. Covid doesn’t know or care that it’s Christmas.

Dotinthecity Sun 25-Oct-20 20:20:42

I think most people will, quite rightly, ignore the "rule of 6" and spend Christmas with their families as normal. It's rather sad to think that people will be so rigid/ blinkered in their thinking that they'll allow family members and friends to spend Christmas in their own.

RunBackwards Sun 25-Oct-20 20:23:14

Theres no rule (currently) that says anyone must be on their own.

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ChristmasinJune Sun 25-Oct-20 20:23:24

It'll either be me on my own (with Ds for part of the day. Or me, ds and my mum and dad. They're in my support bubble so I "can" but as I teach SEND children and dp are 74 and 78, I'll only see them if I feel my personal risk is low.

If by some miracle we're back to tier 1 by then, my dsis has organised a rota so that we can all go to hers at some point. It involves her cooking (and eating??) 3 lunches but she's fine with that apparently hmm

Svelteinmydreams Sun 25-Oct-20 20:23:34

DH, me & MiL form an extended household, so if that’s the rules, that’s what it will be. It will be fine, less cooking, more sitting by the fir, the odd dog walk thrown in. I am looking forward to not catering to the extended family to be honest.

FredtheFerret Sun 25-Oct-20 20:24:04

I'll be ignoring the rules. I am - apparently - safe to mix with around 1,000 secondary aged children every day, without masks or social distancing. Roughly 150 different ones in a classroom each day. And that's fine.

I have 4 young adult DC who don't live at home. Each and every one of them is welcome to come here for Christmas Day if they are off work and feel like it. Along with their live in partners. If I'm safe at work I'm not refusing to spend Christmas with my family.

Svelteinmydreams Sun 25-Oct-20 20:24:09

Sitting by the fire, or the tree, whichever..

CarnageAtTheGardenCentre Sun 25-Oct-20 20:25:19

DMIL and DFIL might not even let us in their house this year, thinking about it, because of covid.

They’re late 70s and have hardly stepped out of their front door since March.

TheoriginalLEM Sun 25-Oct-20 20:25:28

My DD will be coming with her DP, this will be the first year without mum as it is highly unlikely she will be able to come as she is now in a nursing home. Like fuck am i not seeing my DD on xmas day.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 25-Oct-20 20:26:36

No one I know is complying now so I can’t see Xmas being any different

FractionalGains Sun 25-Oct-20 20:27:08

I’m tier 2 and quite local to my parents. If the same rules are in force, we will have Christmas separately but meet up for a walk together in the afternoon (that would be 6 people so within the rules).

If the rules change we will follow them. I understand why people won’t though.

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously Sun 25-Oct-20 20:27:49

I'm going to do whatever my parents want. As things stand they want a normal Christmas. I think it's ill advised but I'm not upsetting them at their age.

Frdd Sun 25-Oct-20 20:29:49

If the rules are as they are now I won’t be able to have my adult children.

One can bubble with me But not the rest.

It’s horrible.

Gilead Sun 25-Oct-20 20:30:02

I’m in two minds, there are usually around eight to ten of us. I’m getting on and live the furthest away. I will miss my children an enormous amount if I don’t see them. Will probably wait to see how things play out.

museumum Sun 25-Oct-20 20:31:06

If the rules are as currently we’ll probably meet one set of GP on Xmas day for a forest or beach walk, presents then back to our own houses separately and the other set on Boxing Day for same.

Sunnydaysstillhere Sun 25-Oct-20 20:31:34

7 in our house and 2 x dc who live alone will be joining us. They have been in our bubble as no way would they have coped alone during this. Both have had mh issues this year.
No other family to consider at all.

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