There’s no doubt that Christmas is going to be very different this year. Thanks to lockdown rules and social distancing, there’s no doubt that Christmas isn’t going to be the same for anyone. A lot of people are taking this to mean that Christmas is going to be worse. As though, just because something’s different means that it’s all gone wrong. A lot of this comes down to the fact that Christmas is all about traditions and breaking with tradition at Christmas just feels wrong. However, the truth is that there are plenty of reasons why a Christmas in lockdown can be just as good as any other. Here are just a few reasons to love your lockdown Christmas!
More time with your kids and your partner
One thing that a lot of people tend to notice at Christmas is that, aside from a specific set of moments throughout the day, it can often feel as though you don’t really get the chance to spend time together and enjoy yourself. This is usually because your attention is often divided between getting everything ready and keeping various guests entertained. If it’s just you, your partner, and your kids, you can have a far more intimate Christmas that allows you to spend as much time with them as possible and really enjoy the whole day for once.
No nagging relatives
Most family members are a joy to have around at Christmas, but let’s face it, there are a whole lot of ways that Christmas guests can be a bit of a nightmare to have around. Whether it’s someone who has very specific dietary requirements that they didn’t tell you about in advance, a relative who “very helpfully” stands over your shoulder offering advice on how to cook the food, or simply the fact that having a lot of people in your house can be stressful. At least with lockdown, you’ve got a good excuse not to have to entertain a dozen people. You can just send flowers and give them a call to say Merry Christmas and leave it at that. Leaving you and your family to enjoy your day.
A lot less work
Being an adult at Christmas usually means making sure that everything is running smoothly while the kids go nuts from chocolate and the excitement of their gifts. Well, that’s a lot easier to do if you’re only keeping things running for a few people rather than a whole houseful. That way, you have more chances to actually rest for a bit and actually enjoy the day for a while.
Of course, even if you don’t think that there’s anything to recommend having a Christmas in lockdown, the most important thing to remember is that this isn’t how things are always going to be. One day we will all find ourselves on the other side of this pandemic and things like social distancing measures and lockdown will feel like a thing of the past. Until then, we’ve just got to all do what we can to make the best of it.