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Poll: Should Christmas be postponed?

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Should Christmas be postponed?

  • Yes, postpone it to spring

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • Yes, postpone it to summer

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • No, I wish it could be Christmas every day

    Votes: 30 78.9%

  • Total voters
    38
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Gerryjo

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It's all a load of Bol***x. It's all been arranged to bring the country to it's knees. When the truth comes out they better watch out.
I know each shall be to their own given how they feel about the virus. LBC radio last night there was an elderly woman who had come through the war missing 5 Christmas times and has already rescheduled for January 25th and if need be February 25th and is staying locked down...
 

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Just have it on that date and get it over with, but my suggestion is nobody goes back to work for 4 weeks instead of the usual one, and everyone gets a longer holiday. - Except milkmen, as I always run out of milk around then.
That should bring the numbers back down to counter the idiots who don't care.

Do they make crackers that are extra long?
 

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On a serious note, I'm not sure you can really suggest to the (however many) million Christians that they should just rearrange one of their major festivals, like you would a drinks party.
There's nothing in the Bible about Christmas trees or fairy lights or office parties - and my impression, knowing a couple of "serious" Christians, is that actually the church has adapted rather better to the new normal than many organisations, they actually quite welcome the way it's become more about quiet inner prayer and would be more than OK with separating out the "party" stuff from the Christian stuff.

And actually if we had a midsummer bank holiday it would become a cross-religion celebration, allowing all those who've been prevented from celebrating Eid, Diwali etc from coming together in what would hopefully be a bit of a national reset.
 

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Well, it's not up to me to start telling people what the true meaning of Christmas is ~ I would respectfully suggest that's a whole separate topic and falls squarely within the 'none of my business' category. However, just to re-quote your original premise, on which my comment was made;

There's been a suggestion that formal celebration of Christmas should be "postponed" until the summer, as a way of discouraging gatherings in December and keeping the pressure off the NHS.

So, no, it' not in the Governments remit to 'postpone' the celebration of Christmas.
 

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it' not in the Governments remit to 'postpone' the celebration of Christmas.
The NHS is in their remit though, and they are in a position to send signals to help it not being overwhelmed in January.

Things like bank holidays are in their remit, and adding one or two in June would be a "carrot" to help people swallow a message of "Please have a quiet one this December, for the sake of your family and the NHS".
 

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Look if the Queen can have 2 birthdays why can't Jesus?
I doubt I am alone in saying that for me Christmas is very much a secular event, I enjoy it but athe part that makes it enjoyable is the getting together with family this is helped by the two days public holiday. What if any Christmas we have this year for me at least will be a fairly sedate affair.

While I cannot actually see the government saying Christmas is postponed you get a two day bank holiday in June or similar I am hoping that by the Summer larger family get togethers are possible, I suspect the first few months of next year are going to be pretty gruelling with tight restrictions etc, and the hope that by the Easter bank holiday weekend something closer to normal might be possible (helps that we often have the Turkey purchased reduced to clear on Boxing Day on Easter Sunday).
 

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My only difference this year will be I won't be going to the pub. I don't go very often so not bothered. I'm also off the hook from doing the Christmas markets for Mrs Clint as they're cancelled...although I will miss them in a strange sort of way...standing there frozen...oh and I usually take the kids to the cinema then bowling one afternoon when the Mrs is in work and have a few sneaky pints...don't suppose that'll happen either..
 

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My only difference this year will be I won't be going to the pub. I don't go very often so not bothered. I'm also off the hook from doing the Christmas markets for Mrs Clint as they're cancelled...although I will miss them in a strange sort of way...standing there frozen...oh and I usually take the kids to the cinema then bowling one afternoon when the Mrs is in work and have a few sneaky pints...don't suppose that'll happen either..
I know what you mean about Christmas markets. Also Christmas street fairs, my town has one, and every year it’s a bit of a pain as I have to walk through it on my way home (walking up from the station) it tends to be packed out so it takes for ever to walk up. Het its also rather nice they have a lot of charoty stalls doing mulled wine. mince pies, roasted chestnuts etc. so most years I ending buying a glass or two to drink on the way, it may be cliche but their is something rather pleasant about walking on a cold dry night, with a warm polyst cup of mulled wine in hand, the festive lights, even the crowds.

This obviously will not be possible this year and while it makes my twenty minute walk home into about forty minutes I will actually miss it.
 

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Let me know how you get on with Marley's Ghost when he calls. :laugh8:
All joking apart jjsh, i will miss christmas this year, we normally go to my wifes family home but my father in law is now gone all the grand children are grown up and have their own lives to lead mum in law is 86 and not well so yeah it will be a quite one this year, i just want to see our 7 year old grand daughter with a massive beamer on athumb..
 

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Unless they put up roadblocks I'll be taking my family up to see my parents. We've barely seen them this year, both we and they have been extremely careful since lockdown 1 began, the chances of any of us carrying or transmitting are tiny.
 

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A splendid opportunity to tell the whole bunch of scrounging freeloaders to leave their presents on the doorstep and bugger off. All in the pursuit of Elfin Safety of course and with a bit of seasonal goodwill thrown in.
 

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