FANCY eating your Christmas dinner with the windows wide open in December while worrying about what exactly you’re allowed to do? Follow the government’s Christmas guidance.
Meet friends and family outdoors
Because there’s nothing nicer than standing in cold drizzle exchanging increasingly soggy gifts with a bunch of miserable people, is there? The only thing that might help is imbibing alcohol from the second you wake up on Christmas Day. Although to be honest, you’d probably do that anyway.
Meet your Christmas bubble indoors
Want to feel worried about killing your granny whilst eating cold roast potatoes in a wind tunnel caused by having the windows open at the front and back of your home? Now you can! Happy Christmas from the government.
Be a student
You’ve probably had a terrible year being locked in your halls with Covid. Now you are going to have a horrible time locked in your house with your family. No, you can’t go out to see your friends. That would be irresponsible, unlike keeping you in a confined space with a huge group of strangers.
Have a horribly complicated childcare bubble
If you have kids with a partner you’re no longer with, Christmas is probably enough of a nightmare already. Thanks to the government guidelines you can now add a tense argument with your new partner over having to include your ex as one of the three households in your bubble. Enjoy!
Do anything at all
Having announced the Christmas rules the government is now rowing back on them without actually changing them. Whatever you do, it’s going to be stressful and worrying, like a Christmas invented by Franz Kafka where you could be punished at any time for breaking rules you don’t understand. Still, the government still hopes you manage to enjoy yourself. Somehow.