What's your game plan for Christmas Holidays?

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1. Posted by taycha86 (Inactive 14 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

I usually spend my christmas and new year in another place.

where will you spend your christmas holidays this year?

2. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 545 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

The general situation in the world is not too inviting for any travel plans currently, I'm afraid.

As far as I am concerned, I used to spend the holidays at my parents' place. Traditional family Christmas! This year health issues plus corona forbid any travel and my parents won't be able to come over either, that would be far too risky for either side. That means, for the first time in my life I'll be alone this year... About the worst thing in the world that could happen to a German! (If you can spare a bit of pity, that will be appreciated ;-))

3. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1692 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

We always spend Christmas at home. Any family or friends are welcome to join us and it varies from year to year. I'll be surprised if we have as many as four this year though. It hasn't been a good year for travel. Still, we'll do the decorations and the full turkey dinner. It wouldn't be Christmas without it. Suspect I'd cook a turkey even if I was by myself. Why not; it's Christmas! I wouldn't have to cook for a week afterwards.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Oct-2020, 04:11 GMT by Beausoleil ]

4. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1347 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

We usually spend Christmas with my sister and her family, alternating households. This year they are due to visit us but if we're even allowed to meet indoors at that point (we aren't currently in London), we will probably go to her house as the rooms are larger and it will be easier to distance ourselves. It will be an odd Christmas without hugs and kisses! And it will be even odder if we can't meet up as my husband and I have never had Christmas just on our own. Oh well, there's a first time for everything! If we are alone we will still cook a Christmas dinner, naturally, and celebrate together :)

Also in doubt is our usual New Year visit to Newcastle, and even if we're able to do that (I have cancellable accommodation booked) I doubt we'll be able to meet up with family or friends there :(

5. Posted by taycha86 (Inactive 14 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Kathrin_E

The general situation in the world is not too inviting for any travel plans currently, I'm afraid.

As far as I am concerned, I used to spend the holidays at my parents' place. Traditional family Christmas! This year health issues plus corona forbid any travel and my parents won't be able to come over either, that would be far too risky for either side. That means, for the first time in my life I'll be alone this year... About the worst thing in the world that could happen to a German! (If you can spare a bit of pity, that will be appreciated ;-))

Reunion with elders are forbidden at the moment. Yeah.

Someone has to arrange some kind of Christmas virtual party .

6. Posted by taycha86 (Inactive 14 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting ToonSarah

We usually spend Christmas with my sister and her family, alternating households. This year they are due to visit us but if we're even allowed to meet indoors at that point (we aren't currently in London), we will probably go to her house as the rooms are larger and it will be easier to distance ourselves. It will be an odd Christmas without hugs and kisses! And it will be even odder if we can't meet up as my husband and I have never had Christmas just on our own. Oh well, there's a first time for everything! If we are alone we will still cook a Christmas dinner, naturally, and celebrate together :)

Also in doubt is our usual New Year visit to Newcastle, and even if we're able to do that (I have cancellable accommodation booked) I doubt we'll be able to meet up with family or friends there :(

Same I've arrange tentative trips nearby all cancellable too for teh year end. I think i am crazy to think that all will go back to normal before Christmas holiday.

But I am still hoping.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1881 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

When my mother was alive, our daughter Debbie (her granddaughter) that lived closest to her would have a holiday dinner at her house, and my mother would drive down, and we would drive up, and various great grandchildren of my mother (our daughter's children) and significant others would come. My sister's family (especially my niece that lives in D.C.) would visit my mother in MD during the week, but not on Christmas day.

Since then, we have often been traveling at Christmas. Two years ago we were on a ship in the Caribbean at Christmas. Last year I was recovering from a hip replacement and we spent Christmas by ourselves. This year, I am assuming that it will be the same (without the hip replacement part).

Our son Rob has asked what Debbie is doing this year. Recently Debbie has gone from MD to CT to visit her grandchild Andrian, but her daughter MB is divorcing her SIL so MB may come from CT down to MD for the holiday. MB's ex-in-laws live in FL.

I am pretty sure that Rob will come from NJ down to his son's house in MD to visit with his DIL Morgan and the three grandsons. And I think his son Carson (father of the children) will also come home for the holiday. Rob's daughter Bree is going to be in Colorado with her new fiance.

Our daughter Beth lives in Texas and she will most likely be having Christmas there with at least two of her children and her mother-in-law.

I have no idea what our daughter Barb is doing - her son is expecting his first child (her first grandchild - my fifth great grandson) in December. That will probably be the big event for them.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Oct-2020, 16:37 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

8. Posted by Bucketlists (Budding Member 20 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting taycha86

I usually spend my christmas and new year in another place.

where will you spend your christmas holidays this year?

On a mountain in Australia! Where else would you want to be!

Oh, yeah right, at one of her glorious beaches ;)

9. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1239 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Usually we try a day trip on Christmas Day as the empty roads are so nice. Last year we had to forgo the trip as the bush fires were raging. If COVID19 is still under control hopefully we can do a road trip

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