Saving Christmas and just thinking for yourself

(37 Posts)
NearlyChristmasalloveragain Thu 19-Nov-20 11:47:51

Does anyone else think that the concept of saving Christmas is flawed. Personally I'm disgusted at the idea that we could have a long lockdown to pay for super spreader Christmas.

I understand that Christmas is important to people, but it is just an annual event/religious festival. It will still go ahead but differently.

Does it really matter if the majority just spend it in their own homes? Unless there are particularly circumstances, I don't understand the over emotional reaction to Christmas, that people wouldn't feel anyway. I'm upset at not seeing my family, not just because it's Christmas.

We all know that there is a potentially nasty virus going round, meeting indoors at Christmas is ideal spreading situation.

Surely unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example a poster on another thread with a terminally ill relative, we can just have Christmas in our own homes.

If Christmas is to be saved, it shouldn't be at the cost of everything else come January.

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Royalgiraffe Thu 19-Nov-20 11:51:14

Oh thank goodness someone started a thread about how Christmas needs to be cancelled, there definitely havent been any others.

Crocodilian Thu 19-Nov-20 11:55:51

I absolutely agree, OP. I'd completely come to terms with not having any sort of Christmas get together, and am feeling so confused.

I'm due to give birth to my first child any day now, and am waiting to see what on earth they're going to announce. Fully expect to be told that no-one can meet my new baby until the five days over Christmas, at which point everyone will want to dash to meet the baby or risk not seeing her until February or something. But I don't want to spend five days receiving visitors from all across the country! I'm so stressed about the whole thing!

onedayinthefuture Thu 19-Nov-20 11:58:28

Where is the yawn emoji?

Iremembertheelderlykoreanlady Thu 19-Nov-20 11:58:33

You couldn't have just posted this on one of the other threads about the exact same thing?

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Thu 19-Nov-20 11:59:14

What a new an unusual concept for a thread.

Where did you get your inspiration from?

NearlyChristmasalloveragain Thu 19-Nov-20 12:02:38

I didn't see any other threads but then I wasn't looking. I haven't been on mumsnet much for weeks so I'm not keeping track of threads.

But hey ho, you could just not bother reading it. No one is forcing you, are they?

Does it make you feel really good about yourself to post a sarcastic reply?

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RedskyAtnight Thu 19-Nov-20 12:15:23

I didn't see any other threads but then I wasn't looking. I haven't been on mumsnet much for weeks so I'm not keeping track of threads.

You posted on the coronavirus board. At a 2 second glance there are at least 3 other threads near the top of the board that are all clearly about Christmas. Not much looking or keeping track required.

Royalgiraffe Thu 19-Nov-20 12:18:04

Surely unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example a poster on another thread with a terminally ill relative, we can just have Christmas in our own homes.

Right so you read the other, identical thread and saw the above scenario from another poster but yet you've "not been on MN for weeks"

Something doesnt add up OP! confused

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Thu 19-Nov-20 12:21:42

I didn't see any other threads but then I wasn't looking. I haven't been on mumsnet much for weeks so I'm not keeping track of threads.

Surely unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example a poster on another thread with a terminally ill relative, we can just have Christmas in our own homes.

confused make up your mind.

MrsMiaWallis Thu 19-Nov-20 12:23:33

Royalgiraffe

Oh thank goodness someone started a thread about how Christmas needs to be cancelled, there definitely havent been any others.

grin

Baffled7538 Thu 19-Nov-20 12:32:16

Diwali & Eid have been in lockdown

Lelophants Thu 19-Nov-20 12:40:03

There are clearly a lot of very angry people around who can only express themselves by swearing and answering sarcastically on other people's threads.

WoodYewBee Thu 19-Nov-20 12:44:32

op i work full time and miss loads of threads

mumsnet is just a place to pass time, but the hardcore mums netters here full time (dont they work?? have things to do??) LOVE to get all sneery if threads are duplicated!!

ignore

i think christmas is too over rated anyway and needs to be calmed down, virus or no virus!! in fact,'m at christmas overload stage already due to all the decs up early and adverts everywhere!

Cornettoninja Thu 19-Nov-20 12:45:44

Baffled7538

Diwali & Eid have been in lockdown

So has Easter...

Fwiw I think it’s a mistake to waste whatever progress has been made in this lockdown for Christmas. I think most people were preparing themselves for a different Christmas this year till the media and government latched on to this idea that we should all be focused on ‘saving Christmas’. It’s worse than the brexit propaganda in trying to convince a load of people that they desperately need something they hadn’t realised they wanted till they were told about it.

This lazy government have yet again being seduced by a message for easy popularity.

IceFrost Thu 19-Nov-20 12:47:16

They will do it because people will not comply anyway.

I won’t be... just like thousands of others. I want to see my family at Xmas.

OliveTree75 Thu 19-Nov-20 12:47:17

Jingle bells, jingle bells 🎅

PurpleDaisies Thu 19-Nov-20 12:48:13

I think everyone will feel that their circumstances are exceptional.

The idea of a January lockdown is awful. It’s the most depressing time of the year anyway and to spend it largely at home would be a nightmare.

If it’s five days strict for every one rules relaxed, why couldn’t the Christmas relaxed period just be two or three days? People will break the rules anyway so i think it’s better to have some sort of compromise position they’re more likely to adhere to.

Madcats Thu 19-Nov-20 12:50:57

I can't begin to imagine how horrendous the motorways/main roads are likely to be.

I fancy having another couple of years with our parents alive, so we're going to stay at home and Skype.

We might scoop up a couple of friends for some country walks but we plan to have a "slow Christmas".

WoodYewBee Thu 19-Nov-20 12:51:26

IceFrost

They will do it because people will not comply anyway.

I won’t be... just like thousands of others. I want to see my family at Xmas.

yes, and it might be your last christmas with them too.....those breaking the guidelines should expect it to kill off their older relatives, if not all of them, depending on health status

nice thought eh?

PurpleDaisies Thu 19-Nov-20 12:52:38

yes, and it might be your last christmas with them too.....those breaking the guidelines should expect it to kill off their older relatives, if not all of them, depending on health status

Some of those older relatives aren’t likely to last to next Christmas. In my family, they’re the ones pushing to meet up.

WoodYewBee Thu 19-Nov-20 12:57:00

vulnerable age group is 50+.....I would hope under normal circumstances many still WOULD be around next christmas!!

January is going to be fun isn't it?

NearlyChristmasalloveragain Thu 19-Nov-20 12:57:18

Erm, i haven't been on very much.

I have been on this morning. I read the tail end of a thread which I couldn't even tell you which one it was, but someone mentioned a terminally ill relative.

I posted about Christmas because I saw headlines about a lockdown after Christmas.

Thanks to all the thread Marshall's on here for your policing of topics. Thanks too for catching me out there, with my thread duplication. You're right, it was totally deliberate. Nice to see you're on the ball hmm

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PurpleDaisies Thu 19-Nov-20 12:59:19

vulnerable age group is 50+.....I would hope under normal circumstances many still WOULD be around next christmas!!

You know I’m talking about much older people. Stop being disingenuous. hmm

Bellal Thu 19-Nov-20 13:01:44

I can't see how it makes any difference whether they ease up on the rules over Christmas or keep them in place. People are going to do what they want either way.

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