A Digital Christmas.

@JimBo452020 (29810)
Montrose, Scotland
October 22, 2020 4:20pm CST
We in Scotland were told today to Expect a Digital Christmas And that any hope of a normal Christmas is simply "Fiction". But we knew this in April. Will your Christmas be digital?
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@rakski (69397)
• Philippines
22 Oct
Yes, I think so too
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
Me too. How is my favourite Rabbit
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@rakski (69397)
• Philippines
22 Oct
@JimBo452020 getting bigger. I have to make un update soon
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
@rakski Does he still like to be warm on your tummy,
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@LadyDuck (311480)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
NO, we will be my husband and I exactly the same as last year and the year before and it will be perfect for us.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
Same here Anna. Just the two of us and that's how we like it. I was hoping to go out for dinner but I don't think the restaurant is doing Xmas day this year, Pity
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@LadyDuck (311480)
• Switzerland
24 Oct
@JimBo452020 I will prepare the dinner, light the fireplace and enjoy a nice Christmas evening. To be honest I hated to go to Milan (Italy) to join the family bringing food, the gifts and a lot of stuff, it was stressful.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
24 Oct
@LadyDuck Aye. Stressful sums it up very well. I am a bit glad there are only the two of us these days.
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@Corbin5 (208798)
• United States
23 Oct
Yes, a digital Christmas it will be for us too.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
Well less dishes to wash up!!
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@Corbin5 (208798)
• United States
24 Oct
@JimBo452020 That's for sure. Everyone has come to my house for holidays for over 30 years. I could use a break.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
24 Oct
@Corbin5 Didn't Trump say Xmas in America will be normal?
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@JudyEv (227412)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
Our Christmases are very quiet now. I can't see it being very different for our state unless we suddenly get a spate of COVID cases. We're pretty much free to come and go as we please.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
People who were your forefathers and mother's weren't so free!!!
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@JudyEv (227412)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Oct
@JimBo452020 That's true but I haven't found out what they might have done yet. Probably they were more of the hoi-polloi class!
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
@JudyEv How far have you traced back.
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@lovebuglena (23554)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Oct
What the heck is a digital Christmas? Like, how is that gonna work?
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
Well what it means is we can't have family gatherings in our homes. So an online Xmas it will be lol. Happy days,
@lovebuglena (23554)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Oct
@JimBo452020 Oh man. That sucks! Why can't close family come over?
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
@lovebuglena All home visits to other people's houses are not allowed.
@kaylachan (7308)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
I honestly doubt it. I can't speak for every state, but I know Florida, in general, is relaxed. We've entered phase 3 of reopening, and mask restrictions are pretty much lifted. Then again, places that "required" masks, tended to not seriously enforce the rule. While, I can't tell you what my Christmas plans are, yet.... I suspect it'll be a fairly normal one.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
Probably fairly normal in Florida. But by February the Virus will be rife there again. Betcha!!
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@kaylachan (7308)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
@JimBo452020 Depends on how much of it is an actual illness and how much of it is politics, honestly.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
@kaylachan Lol. Trust me, The Actual level of how prevalent this Virus will be will surprise you. But with the stuff America has been fed about the Virus, I can under a sceptical attitude.
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@Nevena83 (55354)
• Serbia
22 Oct
I think that all countries will celebrate the holidays in a different way than before.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
I bet though that many people will totally disregard guidelines and rules on indoor gatherings
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@Nevena83 (55354)
• Serbia
24 Oct
@JimBo452020 This is happening here and I don't think it will be good, because that way the virus will spread faster.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
24 Oct
@Nevena83 This is what we are told. So none of us should go shopping then,
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@JESSY3236 (13652)
• United States
27 Oct
maybe. We might not be going to my great-aunt's house on Christmas Eve. But my best friend probably be coming over to exchange gifts. And I will be able to exchange gifts with my mother and my uncle. I don't think Chris will be down here. So I'm mailing his card. He lives in New Jersey and I live in North Carolina.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
27 Oct
At least you will be able to have people in your home. It's looking very much like we won't. Is New Jersey far from North Carolina?
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@JESSY3236 (13652)
• United States
3 Nov
@JimBo452020 Yes New Jersey is about 10 hours away from North Carolina if going by car. (398 miles) The first time I went up to New Jersey by train (it was near Christmas) it took 14 hours to get up there. But there was snow on the ground then.
@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
3 Nov
@JESSY3236 14 hours, wow. Why does 398 miles take so long? That's only an average of about 40mph
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@1creekgirl (23128)
• United States
22 Oct
I sure hope not! Do they mean you can't gather with friends and family?
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
We are not allowed to visit other homes.
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@1creekgirl (23128)
• United States
22 Oct
@JimBo452020 At all?!
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
@1creekgirl There are exemptions. Like if someone is disabled a carer can go in etc
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@sharon6345 (255833)
• United States
22 Oct
Nope we are having a normal Christmas nothing will stop us.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
Aye but you are still allowed to meet other people in your own house We are not.
@sharon6345 (255833)
• United States
22 Oct
@JimBo452020 even when we were on lockdown we still had visits We are not going to stop living our lives as long as we are careful.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
@sharon6345 Have they ever banned people visiting though? If they catch us doing it in Scotland it could be a night in the Cells then a big fine!! They have been breaking up small house parties quite a lot.
@CarolDM (102479)
• United States
22 Oct
Honestly, it is not a big deal here any more anyway.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
Really!! I thought America was right into Xmas and huge family gatherings.
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@CarolDM (102479)
• United States
22 Oct
@JimBo452020 Not talking about America. My home. My family are 99% all gone now, so not much of a holiday any more.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
@CarolDM Oh dear sorry. Xmas never was a family affair for me since childhood. Last family Xmas I had was 1976.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43030)
• United States
23 Oct
It will be just the three of us I imagine. My husband, son and I. We’ll have a traditional meal.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
That sounds really nice. It will just be me and Yvonne. Food, we'll see what knock down bargains I can get on the 23rd lol.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43030)
• United States
23 Oct
@JimBo452020 I’m sure you’ll find some great deals.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
@Tampa_girl7 Hope so, really cut the cost of Xmas,
@dgobucks226 (24671)
23 Oct
Yes, so true. The holiday season will be very different. Usually get together with my siblings for a Christmas dinner. Very sad!
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
I'd be sad if I had to sit with my siblings for an Xmas dinner too.
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@dgobucks226 (24671)
24 Oct
@JimBo452020 Ha, ha. At times I can definitely agree with that...
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@chamae (73)
23 Oct
maybe not for filipinoes...but not generally speaking..
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
I hope all is normal for you or as normal as it can be. What sort of restrictions are in place at the moment?
@chamae (73)
23 Oct
@JimBo452020 well gatherings of many people is actually restticted but we used to celebrate christmas with family at home so it is fine and for us the theme of our christmas today will be done for kids so i think it would be normal still like before...A simple feast for jesus christ and kids will do i guess..
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@thelme55 (56586)
• Germany
22 Oct
I am still hoping that we will have our traditional Christmas celebration.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
German Christmas time is awesome.
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@thelme55 (56586)
• Germany
23 Oct
@JimBo452020 Yes, it is especially when visiting a Christmas market.
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@lovebuglena (23554)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Oct
We have a department store here in NYC called Macys. And there is always Santa there at Christmas time and kids get to meet him. This year there will be no Santa at Macys. A lot of kids will be disappointed.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
I've been to Macy's. I've sat on Santa's knee. He enjoyed it.
@RebeccasFarm (12437)
• Denver, Colorado
23 Oct
Yes of course it will be sadly.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
Is the Virus bad in Denver?
• Santiago, Chile
23 Oct
I hope not!
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
23 Oct
Hope springs eternal!
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@snowy22315 (101798)
• United States
22 Oct
I have no idea.
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@JimBo452020 (29810)
• Montrose, Scotland
22 Oct
What would you normally do on Christmas Day?