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DO you think we will be able to have family and friends around for xmas, I usually have a round 18 ppl around xmas day !!

ShellyWilliams
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

We don't usually have people round for Christmas dinner not got that much space but would like to be able to invite my dad cause it will be his first year alone sadly not looking like even that will be possible.

There's always next year

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ShellyWilliams
ShellyWilliams
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1 month ago

I have all the family around, everyone looks forward to it xx its looking unlikely xx

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296731 month ago

I have an autistic son who finds Christmas quite overwhelming. The rules around not having families around for Christmas is working in his favour and he'll have less stimulation and stress. For me it'll be less stressful trying to meet everyone's needs

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ShellyWilliams
ShellyWilliams
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1 month ago

I know exactly what you mean xx I have twin nephews with Autisum ( non verbal) with other health issues xx I bet it will be bliss for you

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296731 month ago

ShellyWilliams We will no doubt miss people but I'm looking forward to the lack of stress

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

I don't think so. At most I imagine we'll be able to have two households together but I can't imagine more than that. It is only one day though so if I have to have Christmas dinner on Facetime/Zoom to my family I'm just grateful we're all safe and well.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

No, if we do not lock down before. Like right now it would be the time to be locked down and than we could avoid not to have Christmas with family. But economy is so important...humanity is secondary...

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl3271 month ago

No. There is only the 4 of us. My husband and I, and 2 teenagers. No other family. So we're fine! We;re actually going to Centerparcs for Xmas this year.

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Beezyruth
Beezyruth1 month ago

I now have the perfect excuse to not see anyone at Christmas, wherever I go we will break the rule of 6 so I dont have to pretend to like people this year

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beccatavender
beccatavender29 days ago

No, as I love I'm Yorkshire and my family lives in Wales. Used to go home early December to take down presents, this year I will just post them.

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Ann1984
Ann198429 days ago

Am happy with this rule now inlaws can stay at their own house and i wont have to rush around clearing the mess kids cause xmas day

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Lynibis
Lynibis28 days ago

I was thinking it would be a relief for some folk NOT to have loads of guests and have to spend the day waiting on them. If you are not living alone it should be fine to spend a relaxing Christmas with just your immediate family, it's not a huge sacrifice to make. As you say Ann, a lot will be glad they don't have to entertain in-laws lol.

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Ann1984
Ann198428 days ago

Lynibis am just shocked at the amount of winging going on not one child have I seen complain it’s adults. Worried about Xmas well you got until Thursday do it now 😂😂 most already got tree up

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Lynibis
Lynibis27 days ago

Ann1984 lol I have been getting Christmas ready since June/July. My granddaughter went upstairs and passed my spare room, door was open. When she came down she said it was like Santa's workshop!

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

Lynibis my in-laws the same everything wrapped she’s been dropping off parcels at peoples door I got kids big presents here of them as no room. She been ready and wrapped since september

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angelik
angelik29 days ago

Possibly, if this new lockdown is enforced properly and proves to be effective. Personally we don't have many people round for Christmas, but I feel for people in your situation who have large gatherings at Christmas as it may not happen this year.

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Tk3
Tk328 days ago

It sure if the limitations on the number of people

Will

Change but you would have to weigh out the risks vs benefits

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Mango4
Mango428 days ago

Probably allow family to visit but with restrictions on the numbers and possibly only immediate family or those within Bubbles. Can't see large gathering being allowed this year

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2528 days ago

I can’t see you being able to have 18 around for dinner this year. Even if the full lockdown has been lifted by then, there will be still tier restrictions in place. I think two households will be the most to hope for

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Lynibis
Lynibis28 days ago

I am assuming single people are still able to be within their support bubble because my son wants me to stay with him, his wife and son for Christmas. No way am I refusing as there will only be 4 of us.

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

Lynibis if you live alone you can join a family to make upto 6 and same single parents can form together if wonted.

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Golfforall
Golfforall27 days ago

My gut feeling is yes , but not 18 ! Maybe 6-8 .

I think the effects of the lockdown will not show in the figures until the end of November then hopefully be under control by mid December at which stage we will have a 10 day "amnesty " over Xmas /New Year .

That of course will push up the figures again so I can see a fresh 4 week lock down in January .

If I were a betting man I would say

5th November till 20 Dec - This lockdown

21 Dec till 3 Jan - Amnesty (maybe groups of 10 could mix ?)

4 Jan till 31 Jan - lockdown to recover from the Xmas/New Year surge .

Feb onwards back to local tiers . (if under control ? )

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

I would pretty much bet same

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ShellyWilliams
ShellyWilliams
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27 days ago

Its going to be so different this year for everyone.....Such a shame for our kids and family xx always next year hey ?

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Getsome
Getsome27 days ago

I think people need to accept Christmas is going to be very very very different this year. I believe we will be in a lockdown in Jan/Feb again. So would people actually be happy with easing Lockdown for Xmas knowing a very high chance we will be in a lockdown in Jan/Feb?

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WyldStallyns
WyldStallyns27 days ago

Pretty much resigned to the idea of a zoom christmas this year.

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Dennab
Dennab27 days ago

18 people seems unlikely but if we all behave over the next four weeks, we may be able to have a few people round at least. At least one person taking the mick will read this. Stop, think and consider the rest of us for once. Thank you.

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Dennab
Dennab27 days ago

I do think they'll allow some kind of meeting indoors though. It's better to set a guideline and people bend the rules based on that than ban us completely and people set their own guidelines! It's human psychology.

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

Dennab i bet in December he will extend lockdown in wales from next week he’s pretty much said get on with it. Mix with up to 15 people indoors. In a month numbers will get high and lpack back down for Xmas.

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Dennab
Dennab27 days ago

Ann1984 It's bizarre how the countries have become so segregated. It's as if we've gone back to the 10th Century.

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

Dennab its has if they have a game of monopoly but with lives instead of buildings

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