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What are your plans for Christmas?

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Kandinsky Sun 11-Oct-20 17:31:46

It’s going to be very strange this year isn’t it.
I normally have all the children ( & their partners) over, but that won’t be happening now as there’s about 12 of us!
I love Christmas, but actually dreading this one.
How about you?

Davida1968 Sun 11-Oct-20 17:34:16

No plans. Niet, nada, rien. No idea what the next week holds, never mind December!

Kandinsky Sun 11-Oct-20 17:35:57

Fair enough grin

EllanVannin Sun 11-Oct-20 17:37:26

Same as you Davida1968.

Chewbacca Sun 11-Oct-20 17:39:25

Same as Davida1968; anything and everything could change between now and then, no point making plans for next week, never mind Christmas.

BBbevan Sun 11-Oct-20 17:40:43

No plans. I expect my DS and family, who live 5hrs drive away, will be unable to come here.

Madgran77 Sun 11-Oct-20 17:42:49

Not making any plans atall. Will wait and see where things are nearer the time!

NannyJan53 Sun 11-Oct-20 17:42:56

No plans here either. We usually have Mum over for the Turkey dinner at lunchtime, the all go over to DD's for a buffet supper and the evening.

Doubt that will happen, so the best we can do is hope we can at least still have Mum over.

maddyone Sun 11-Oct-20 17:45:32

No plans as yet because we don't know what the situation will be then. I will have my elderly mother over though, whatever happens I will not allow her to have Christmas alone.

Mildmanneredgran Sun 11-Oct-20 17:47:27

I have no idea either. So I've ordered enough frozen food from CookFood for any eventuality and because it's frozen it won't go to waste.

Kandinsky Sun 11-Oct-20 17:52:19

I’ve got a feeling we’ll be in another national lockdown, or at least the same restrictions we have in place now ( rule of six ) with strict local lockdowns.

BlueSky Sun 11-Oct-20 17:53:46

Same as usual as our children and grandchildren live abroad, so will only exchange virtual hugs and kisses as always.🎄

Patsy70 Sun 11-Oct-20 17:57:36

My daughter and I spoke about it today. There are 10 of us who usually get together on Christmas Day at one of our homes - we all live quite near each other. We'll probably do it over the 2 days. I feel very lucky to have them nearby, we all support one another.

Katyj Sun 11-Oct-20 17:59:24

Impossible for anyone to make plans at the moment. Everything is on hold.

merlotgran Sun 11-Oct-20 18:00:17

It will be just the two of us for Christmas day but family members will visit on other days over the holiday period. We can't go to them because of the rule of six and even if it's scrapped DH won't feel safe going into an area with a higher infection rate than ours.

suziewoozie Sun 11-Oct-20 18:07:31

I have already ordered our Christmas Dinner for 2 from Cook. I’m absolutely certain there‘ll still be strict restrictions then. We generally go to DD’s. We’ll use Zoom - probably have breakfast and some present opening together and play some games later like charades and others I’ve yet to sort out as suitable. DH is making Christmas cakes for us and DD and I’m going to make mince pies for the neighbours in lieu of our annual party. I’ve started thinking about presents and my theme this year is going to be gift subscriptions delivered over say six months eg tea, beer, chocolate, magazines. I’m seeing it as a challenge

Grannynannywanny Sun 11-Oct-20 18:09:46

I’ll just be happy if we are all in good health and my AC and spouses still have secure employment. So many families are already facing the future with a loved one missing from the table every day.
I’m not going to fret over whether normal Christmas festivities are likely to happen. It’s too far away to contemplate for now.

suziewoozie Sun 11-Oct-20 18:13:12

Lovely post GNW if we have all that, it’s self indulgent to mind things aren’t ‘normal’.

Bluebellwould Sun 11-Oct-20 18:14:27

I will be on my own. I don’t drink and on strict diet so might treat myself to some pot roast beef. I eat turkey 3/4 times a week so a change would be nice. Will probably face time family. Didn’t put up a tree last year so might do one this year.

Scentia Sun 11-Oct-20 18:16:11

DH and I always go away at Christmas and have an alternative Christmas Day where we have the family over. This year DS and DDiL are making DH and I along with DGS Christmas lunch on the 13th and on the 19th I will have DD, DSiL and DGS for Christmas Day lunch before we go on holiday on the 23rd.
I think this helps my two children to have fewer issues of whose parents they spend Christmas Day with as far as I am concerned it is just a day which can be celebrated when you want as I am not at all religious.

Kate1949 Sun 11-Oct-20 18:17:36

We've always gone to family on Christmas Day and they all come to us Boxing night. In our area, the group of 6 is no more. We are currently not allowed to mix with any other household. Unless things change, we will be here on our own throughout. Still hopefully it's just one year. We'll have to put up with it.

Jaxjacky Sun 11-Oct-20 18:30:54

Ni idea yet, we are 6 but being wary even now, as Grannynannywanny said, hopefully all well and employed, that will do.

Maggiemaybe Sun 11-Oct-20 18:59:53

It wasn’t our turn to have the whole family this year, so I feel sorry for the in-laws, who were supposed to be hosting the big family groups. We were expecting to be on our own on the day itself anyway.

As it happens, one of our DDs presented us with DGS6 during lockdown and has invited us and the baby’s other grandma to theirs for Christmas Day. We’re not allowed to meet in private homes or gardens in this area right now, but if by great good fortune six of us are allowed to get together again by then, that’s what we’ll be doing.

Again if it’s allowed, we’re hoping to spend time with the other AC and DGS separately over the festive period.

If we’re still in “special measures”, we’ll be meeting up a few at a time for yet more long walks. smile

J52 Sun 11-Oct-20 19:19:05

We have quite a laid back Christmas. Whether our small family can meet, depends.
One thing I have done is book my Waitrose Christmas delivery slot. They seem to be going quickly.

Greyduster Sun 11-Oct-20 20:01:06

We are supposed to be hosting Christmas Day for ourselves, DD, SiL and GS, with DS and DiL joining us for Boxing Day, but with things as they stand, a lockdown here is on the cards, so who knows what Christmas will look like? We will hope for the best and plan to the worst.