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Old 12-19-20, 03:38 PM
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Bah Humbug - Christmas 'cancelled' in London

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55379220

The planned relaxation of Covid rules for Christmas has been scrapped for large parts of south-east England and cut to just Christmas Day for the rest of England, Scotland and Wales. From midnight, a new tier four will be introduced in areas including London, Kent, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Those in tier four cannot mix indoors with anyone not from their household.

We only had two single friends who were 'Christmas Orphans' coming to ours, so we don't have a huge amount of extra turkey for the New Year.

Plenty of others have had their plans totally ruined.

One friend has already commented that it's only 371 days until Christmas...
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Old 12-19-20, 03:54 PM
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Old 12-19-20, 06:34 PM
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I'd luv to go back to the EU and our families for the holidays....i'll miss it this year but understanding the situation, taking the correct precautions and adapting to new habits is easier for us and more positive than getting upset.
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Old 12-20-20, 10:36 PM
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I want Christmas cancelled permanently.

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Old 12-20-20, 10:59 PM
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The new variant of the coronavirus is about 2X more contageous. They are doing the right thing.

We haven't really got into the spirit of it at all this year. We have a 6" tall tree. I shi'ite you not.
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Old 12-21-20, 06:34 AM
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I've never been a sky is falling sort of guy, but with all of the people traveling and clustering up this Christmas, the next surge will overwhelm our hospitals. I believe things are going to get really bad come mid-January. People just can't stay home and let this thing pass. I truly think that if you fly or go to bars and eat out right now you are an idiot.
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Old 12-21-20, 09:52 AM
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Living in the center of stupid redneck heaven I have to be very careful and avoid the idiots. Most people are doing the right thing but with a bad attitude. Invisible lats guy I find hilarious then Bubbette glaring hatred at people with their favorite rock band shirts or the young people with their latest fad hairdo or rebellious attire most of us know what I mean I had a mullet in the 80s. Then the Come And Take It banners. I was thinking take what? I don’t want your industrial bag of pork rinds and several cases of Vienna sausages. For Xmas I’m going to hand out free bags of cheese puffs to all the Bubbas and Bubbettes to show them Christmas spirit.
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Is Boris Johnson getting a comb for xmas? Apparently, he's been rubbing balloons on his head for the whole pandemic.
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Is Boris Johnson getting a comb for xmas? Apparently, he's been rubbing balloons on his head for the whole pandemic.
or maybe being an airhead that's how he blows them up
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or maybe being an airhead that's how he blows them up
It's more likely from conspiring with Snidely Whiplash to tie damsels to railroad tracks.
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Old 12-23-20, 02:24 AM
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TBH, I'm relieved to have an excuse for skipping Christmas this year. It was enjoyable for most of my childhood and young adulthood, no regrets there.

But over time it's accumulated some baggage from untimely deaths of loved ones, and other losses and separations. When my grandparents were alive they were a hub for the scattered family, but after their deaths there was no one left to maintain balance. Holidays became a weird sort of competition for proving loyalty to one side of the family or the other. That game spoiled it.

Where I live I've noticed many folks are compensating for the reduced socialization by going overboard with holiday celebrations at home. Independence Day fireworks around rural homes were spectacular this year. Halloween decorations were over the top. Same with Christmas yard and home decorations this year. I'm enjoying wandering around during nighttime bike rides, seeing those decorations.

Over the years I've come to appreciate the more relaxed approach of the Yule season before commercialization and deadline pressure. I just regard December 25th as the first day of Christmas. So I still have 12 days to send out those cards, make phone calls, leave cookies for the neighbors (I haven't decided whether that's a good idea this year), etc. We're grownups now. We don't really need that huge buildup for a one-day letdown.
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Old 12-23-20, 05:44 AM
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TBH, I'm relieved to have an excuse for skipping Christmas this year. It was enjoyable for most of my childhood and young adulthood, no regrets there.

But over time it's accumulated some baggage from untimely deaths of loved ones, and other losses and separations. When my grandparents were alive they were a hub for the scattered family, but after their deaths there was no one left to maintain balance. Holidays became a weird sort of competition for proving loyalty to one side of the family or the other. That game spoiled it.

Where I live I've noticed many folks are compensating for the reduced socialization by going overboard with holiday celebrations at home. Independence Day fireworks around rural homes were spectacular this year. Halloween decorations were over the top. Same with Christmas yard and home decorations this year. I'm enjoying wandering around during nighttime bike rides, seeing those decorations.

Over the years I've come to appreciate the more relaxed approach of the Yule season before commercialization and deadline pressure. I just regard December 25th as the first day of Christmas. So I still have 12 days to send out those cards, make phone calls, leave cookies for the neighbors (I haven't decided whether that's a good idea this year), etc. We're grownups now. We don't really need that huge buildup for a one-day letdown.
We're not letting our guard down just for Christmas. We'll have our traditional Christmas Eve lobster feed, but only my son and his family will attend this year. Dear Wife and I will be doing New Years Day with Daughter and family at their place. Both of my kids and their spouses are fortunate enough to work from home, so our "inner circle is fairly tight and true. Frankly, we're scared to death of this virus and contact prevention is first and foremost in our minds all of the time.

The holiday season is much different this year for me. I quite drinking about a month ago, and no longer will I have to witness the season go by in a blur.
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Old 12-23-20, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
TBH, I'm relieved to have an excuse for skipping Christmas this year. It was enjoyable for most of my childhood and young adulthood, no regrets there.

But over time it's accumulated some baggage from untimely deaths of loved ones, and other losses and separations. When my grandparents were alive they were a hub for the scattered family, but after their deaths there was no one left to maintain balance. Holidays became a weird sort of competition for proving loyalty to one side of the family or the other. That game spoiled it.

Where I live I've noticed many folks are compensating for the reduced socialization by going overboard with holiday celebrations at home. Independence Day fireworks around rural homes were spectacular this year. Halloween decorations were over the top. Same with Christmas yard and home decorations this year. I'm enjoying wandering around during nighttime bike rides, seeing those decorations.

Over the years I've come to appreciate the more relaxed approach of the Yule season before commercialization and deadline pressure. I just regard December 25th as the first day of Christmas. So I still have 12 days to send out those cards, make phone calls, leave cookies for the neighbors (I haven't decided whether that's a good idea this year), etc. We're grownups now. We don't really need that huge buildup for a one-day letdown.
I noticed that on my bike routes. People going nuts over decorations a few yards have several inflatable x-mas characters. They better take them down today it is sunny and warm near 80 but tonight 45 mph north winds. Santa and Rudolf will go for a long ride South. I will stay put watch 3rd rate bowl games and I only care because my school is in one . 2021 will be crap as well because I know the looneys will emerge.
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