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21 things we're looking forward to in Christmas 2021 that we will miss this year


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Although this was November 2020 its still relevant, Wondering what your list of things you missed last year are?

21 things we're looking forward to in Christmas 2021 that we will miss this year

Source; Evening Chronicle Nov 2020.

 

News that there is finally some light at the end of the Covid tunnel can at least take the edge off our disappointment at having most of our usual Christmas celebrations ruined.

Having found out exactly what is in store for us this year, restrictions will be lifted just enough for us to get together with the wider family, although no doubt many people will be wishing they could just have a Christmas jumper get-together with mates at the pub instead.

Already we've missed out on so much of the festive build-up, with the cancellation of Christmas markets, pantomimes, nights out and office parties, and now life post-lockdown sounds just as cheerless as we face entering Tier 3 on December 2.

 

But, thanks to those successful trials of three Covid-19 vaccines, there is - at last - an end in sight to restrictions on our lives, with April 2021 being heralded as the month that could see a return to normality.

So, with that in mind and in an attempt to spread some early festive cheer, we're focusing on what there is to look forward to. Here's an idea of what we can expect to be out and about doing once again this time next year.

 

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Full story: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/christmas-festive-plans-2021-year-19337660

 

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Covid-19 certainly put Christmas and other holidays into a tailspin last  year. However, families got to have more family-time with the lockdowns. Children started learning family values, in between "home-schooling" and just being at home, instead of being in the school system. Maybe, people put down their cell phones for a longer time, to just listen to the sounds out in nature, or listening to the music of the season. Everyone had a chance to renew their relationships with family and loved ones, but it was a different way of doing things, all in the way of remaining safe and healthy and socially-distant. While difficult to imagine, we all had to batten down the hatches and go into survival mode, and we came out fairly unscathed and with more blessings and gratitude. 

Our Christmas was busy this past year, and we were still able to make a few house-calls on Christmas Eve, and brighten the eyes of young and old alike. 

Hopefully, 2021 will bring blessings and gratitude and family ties being closer. May it bring special memories, and giving to a whole new level, as we go forth into a new year. 

Have a Blessed New Year! To All My Sisters and Brothers In Red, Stay Safe and Well!

 

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I worked at a live walkthrough event this past season with over a thousand patrons coming through every night. We worked hand in hand with the county health department to ensure everyone was safe. It was a lot of logistics and prep and constant cleaning and reminding patrons to keep their masks up over their noses and so on and so on....

But it was worth it. This coming season we, hopefully, can set most of this aside and just enjoy the season. 

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Of the 21 things that are mentioned, I'm looking forward to being able to give and recieve hugs and hold the hands of those I interact with. I'm looking forward to looking into the eyes of the children and their parents, and I'm hoping to see the joy that Christmas brings to them. I hope that's not too much.

 

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