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Anyone fed up with we must save Christmas...
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Dickorydockwhatthe · 31/10/2020 19:12

I just want normality not just for one day 😩

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Waxonwaxoff0 · 31/10/2020 19:16

YANBU. I'm more concerned with saving jobs than bloody Christmas. I will be alone completely on Christmas day, I don't really care.

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JustMeAndMyTins · 31/10/2020 19:19

Yeah, I give zero shits about Christmas this year. I can do without for one year. And I say that as someone who lives at the other end of the country to my parents. I also quite like Christmas.

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tryingtocatchthewind · 31/10/2020 19:21

I find it incredibly difficult to listen to considering how some people in the media, and in real life, reacted to those who wanted to celebrate Eid

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Nellodee · 31/10/2020 19:21

I'm with you OP.

It just feels like the government think we are so thick and easily pleased with bread and circuses. Give the plebs their Christmas, and they'll be happy.

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Nellodee · 31/10/2020 19:22

The contrast with Eid is really horrible, I agree.

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BamboozledandBefuddled · 31/10/2020 19:22

Yes, I'm sick of it.

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Calledyoulastnightfromglasgow · 31/10/2020 19:23

Yes I’m more worried about the economy for the next decade and whether there will be any life worth living

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Thatwentbadly · 31/10/2020 19:24

Yes, it’s about saving lives not one holiday season. Lives are much more important.

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glitterelf · 31/10/2020 19:24

Sick to death of hearing about it when so many people have lost their lives and many have lost their jobs. The futures bleak.

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Torvean32 · 31/10/2020 19:24

No. I will do everything i can to see my dad at Christmas. I've not spoken to anybody all year bar shopassistants and taxi drivers. It may just be another day to you. Its not like that for all of us.

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colouringindoors · 31/10/2020 19:26

I agree.

I love Christmas. I've spent every Christmas with my extended family. That clearly won't be happening this year.

But ffs it's one day. Those of us lucky enough to be in work, well-housed and healthy have absolutely nothing to complain about imo. It's one year.

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Glutted · 31/10/2020 19:26

Im so bloody angry at some many things.

Save Christmas, that massive commercial event!
Lock down those of us that are in a high infection area!
Selfish people who have continuously broken rules
Those who defend rule breakers

Well now I've had wedding number 3 cancelled. Im so pissed off and am now seriously considering joining the rule breakers. Why should I be miserable and still not get my happy day!

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PJsEveryday · 31/10/2020 19:27

Every year I say its just one day. I don't care about Xmas. I care about my family and spending time with them and that, corona virus aside, can happen any time, so giving up xmas visiting this year is no big deal for me. I would rather have healthy family to visit once this shit is all over than to visit them at Xmas and risk giving them a virus that has the potential to kill them. Its one day. One fekking day. All the crap that surrounds the build up to Xmas day causes so much stress and anxiety. For one day . People need to get some perspective about Xmas, though I appreciate that but is different if you live alone and have done so throughout the whole pandemic.

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MarshaBradyo · 31/10/2020 19:28

It’s the media obsession

No mention until Sky etc

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Nostrings457 · 31/10/2020 19:29

It would be bloody lovely for family and friends to gather at christmas with no restrictions in place. But one day of 'freedom' shouldnt be at the cost of every day lives returning to some normality

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cushioncovers · 31/10/2020 19:30

Glad someone else mentioned Eid.

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Attictroll · 31/10/2020 19:31

Totally agree- not everyone has big family Christmas's or is Christian. Christmas Day for me is the he low point of Christmas so with all the parties, nativities, Christingle, fairs gone it's saving a small family meal! I would save jobs and lives over that every time!

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DigitalGhost · 31/10/2020 19:33

They don't want to be the government that ruin Christmas.
But saying that they must know that so many people plan on breaking the rules at Christmas that they might aswell ease it and take the credit.

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Sertchgi123 · 31/10/2020 19:33

Christmas is just not that important, jobs and lives are.

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LostAcre · 31/10/2020 19:35

I’d already accepted that Christmas won’t be a normal Christmas for us.

This new lockdown won’t change that. We’ll still be in a position where we’re nervous about being inside a house with extended family (and potentially infecting them) because DH has been working and the DC have been in school until just before Christmas.

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gingerbreadfox · 31/10/2020 19:36

All I care about is doctors and nurses not having to make the decision of whose life to save because there is not enough capacity to save both

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Svelteinmydreams · 31/10/2020 19:37

I am with you OP.
I totally understand that people are reaching the limit with respect to missing their family members, and I really feel for @Torvean32, I would love for you to see you Dad soon too. For me the hardest part is not hugging those I care about, as I would normally.

I just get irritated by the hypocrisy around Christmas. Many of us (myself included) may pay lip service to a Christian upbringing, but I would never set foot inside a church these days.
We are in Scotland and have been told to be prepared for a digital festive season, and as long as no-one in my family is alone, unless they wish to be, I will live with that.

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LostAcre · 31/10/2020 19:37

@Attictroll

Totally agree- not everyone has big family Christmas's or is Christian. Christmas Day for me is the he low point of Christmas so with all the parties, nativities, Christingle, fairs gone it's saving a small family meal! I would save jobs and lives over that every time!

^ and yes, all that sort of stuff - that’s a big part of Christmas for us normally. It’s difficult for me to imagine all that happening this year.
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apples24 · 31/10/2020 19:37

Very fed up of the Christmas chat. I prefer the emphasis being on saving lives and the economy.

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Ohthatsgreat · 31/10/2020 19:39

Yep, it’s just romanticised idea that we’ll all be round the table with our tables at Christmas. Egged on by government and media. Most people just want to see their families in some meaningful way. Not bothered whether it’s on Christmas Day or not.

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