December Already

Bah HumbugSomehow we’re already in December. How time flies when you’re having fun locked down for half the sodding year.

It’s been weird this year already, in that I’ve seen a number of people who’ve already put up their Christmas trees and so on, even more prematurely than usual. There seems to be a school of thought that says it’s OK because “we need something to look forward to“, but that rings with the dull plop of bullshit. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m more of the viewpoint that even if I started today, I’d be sick of the bloody event by the time it comes round. Adding another two weeks to that is surely just a way to be even more jaded about it all.

But then, as we know, I’m a grouch.

I’ve also been gobsmacked about the hysteria around “We’ve got to have our Christmas“, and the mindset that people would’ve broken all the rules in order to have “a proper normal family Christmas“. We’ll get past the horrific racism of the government being quite happy to cancel the festivals of other religions (The first Lockdown was announced less than 24 hours before Eid, and the second one blocked Diwali – and I’m fairly sure there’s been at least one more festivity that’s taken a kicking) while Christmas is apparently the be-all and end-all of UK Civilisation.

Honestly, I’ll be glad when this year’s over and done with. I don’t think 2021 is going to be any easier, although there’s some hope on the horizon with Covid vaccines etc. But it’s still looking like it’ll be another ongoing hellscape – just possibly slightly less of one than this year has been.

Again, I can’t deny, I’ve been lucky throughout the whole Covid thing this year, and I’ve been affected far less than a lot of people have. I know that, and I accept it.  But I’ll still be happy to be through this year.

 


2 Comments on “December Already”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    I’m not sure I would go as far as to say ‘racism’ about the necessary cancelling of other religion’s festivals – and I know for a fact that many people who would celebrate went ahead anyway, just as many others have continued to meet with family and friends against the ‘official’ rules.

    But, I don’t understand this obsession with the FOTCR™ this year either.

    But then I never did. Might even put up some baubles this year myself though (I know, I know…!!!), but not until after my WitchDay. But, that is only because we have 4 plastic crates of them up here – they were light enough but bulky enough to take up space/little weight on one south to north trip with the trailer. And, having no pictures here yet, the walls are a bit bare, so something could be better than nothing.

  2. Blue Witch says:

    Oh, and, the official religion of the UK is christianity.

    Although one could be forgiven for thinking that it was ‘shopping’.


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