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to order a take away on xmas day?

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Marmalade85 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:19:04

I've had a horrendous year and not feeling festive at all. I'm a single mother to a one year old so will wake up alone with my mum coming round later. I've not got a tree or any decorations and quickly bought some presents in my lunch hour yesterday.

AIBU to just get a take away for xmas dinner?

I'm in London so assume some places will be open.

MagicChicken Sat 24-Dec-16 10:25:11

Well as you've got no Christmas food shopping in and time to do it now then I suppose YANBU but it wouldn't be my idea of a Christmas Day. Why didn't you just go home to your mum's instead?

Lorelei76 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:26:22

Of course YANBU
But are you quite close to central? I'm in an outer zone and literally nowhere is open. I came home on 27th last year and went straight to the chippie, even they were closed. They are Muslim but they clearly feel there's no business to be had, well I guess it's true.

Lorelei76 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:27:33

Magic, big assumption
And the OP has a home of her own
I'm always baffled when adults talk of going home to a parent though.

AndNowItsSeven Sat 24-Dec-16 10:27:35

Would you be able to pick up a tree today and some cheap lights and decs. Everything will be reduced . At one dc often prefer the lights etc to the presents.

Kranksy Sat 24-Dec-16 10:29:26

I would also try and get a little tree today and something to make a nice meal that you and your little one would enjoy, doesn't have to be a traditional dinner.

Each to their own though, do what you'd prefer. Hope you have a better new year.

SausageSoda Sat 24-Dec-16 10:29:41

I'd check places are open first before relying on getting on. But no, yanbu, if that's what you want to do, do it. Enjoy smile

Pud2 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:32:14

OP. You can do whatever you like. It's just another day. Don't feel pressured by everyone's expectations for Christmas. If you want a take away, have a take away.

gamerchick Sat 24-Dec-16 10:34:44

We're having take away curry tomorrow but we're ordering it tonight. Its always better the next day anyway. Depends on what you want.

gamerchick Sat 24-Dec-16 10:35:43

Plus Christmas trees are reduced in a lot of places if you want one.

cherrycrumblecustard Sat 24-Dec-16 10:36:01


Honestly, I'd rather have a takeaway curry than make a fuss with a baby.

YelloDraw Sat 24-Dec-16 10:36:16

I'd nip to a supermarket today and buy some nice easy food or ready meals. I wouldn't take a chance on a take away being open tomorrow.

Rachel0Greep Sat 24-Dec-16 10:37:01

Of course you can. I would be afraid of nowhere being open though. If possible, try to get something fairly handy to cook, for tomorrow. It doesn't have to be any particular meal, just something that you and your mum like.

I hope that next year will be a better year for you.

Maverickismywingman Sat 24-Dec-16 10:37:39

That's what I would do.....but I might phone round today and see where is open tomorrow

wobblywonderwoman Sat 24-Dec-16 10:38:07

I would have something in, just incase you cannot find a takaway open but do what you feel is right for you.

Hope 2017 is a better year for you and your lovely baby xxx

EnglishGirlApproximately Sat 24-Dec-16 10:39:33

We're a two parent family to a 4 year old and haven't had Xmas dinner since he was born as we think it takes too much time out of a rare day together, so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't bother if I was on my own with a baby. If you aren't religious then I think the best way to view Christmas is as a day to do whatever you please - if that's a takeaway then fine!

user1477282676 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:39:38

Yes you can do what you want to! I hope next year is better for you.xx Why not just grab yourself some lovely chocolates and something nice to drink though?x

SleepingBooty Sat 24-Dec-16 10:39:59

We're getting a curry tomorrow but as they're busy we're going to order it today and pick up tomorrow. Can you ring around a few places and see where's open?

notagiraffe Sat 24-Dec-16 10:40:34

YANBU. The baby is too small to know or care, so what matters is how you feel and cope. Sounds like a really good idea, taking pressure off yourself at a time when you're feeling low. Once DC is older you'll have to make the effort, but right now you don't. Enjoy the takeaway. And I hope next year's better for you.

girlelephant Sat 24-Dec-16 10:42:04

Definitely! Just recommend ordering it early as they may be busy. Enjoy!

I know quite a lot of people who have an Indian takeaway on Christmas Day

LightastheBreeze Sat 24-Dec-16 10:43:11

YANBU, but I would probably get a ready meal in as standby, if you go this afternoon there will probably be some good reductions.

Marmalade85 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:43:20

Thank you for your replies. I see we have some experienced xmas day take away eaters pre-ordering today. Hadn't thought of that.

My mum lives in a one bedroom flat over two hours away and I don't drive so can't really go up there.

Toying with the idea of a small tree

Artandco Sat 24-Dec-16 10:44:55

I couldn't be bothered with waiting and finding takeaway tomorrow. So would pop to supermarket today and just get some nice easy food. Some nice cheese, bread, mulled wine. Can give 1 year old some bread and cheese also.

Alorsmum Sat 24-Dec-16 10:46:45

I'd buy nice pre prepared stuff there's lovely things in the shops at Xmas and if you're in London hopefully you have an m and s food or something that's not too massive you can pop in and out?
Get some treats X

Laineymc7 Sat 24-Dec-16 10:48:19

YANBU but It might be hard to find somewhere open, ring up and check today. If they aren't open then the shops aren't too bad today most people did their food shopping yesterday. You can buy Christmas dinner ready made all you need to do is put it in the oven. I hope you have a nice time your daughter and mum.

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