CONFUSED that a possible alteration of Covid rules next week is the same as the government cancelling Christmas, like the Puritans? Try these meltdowns:
Blow it out of all proportion
Changing the Covid rules doesn’t mean the police will be round to burn down your Christmas tree but don’t let that stop you from wilfully misunderstanding it, dressing up as Santa covered in fairy lights and supergluing yourself to a police van.
Bang on about Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell was a religious fanatic who believed Christmas was sinful whereas the current situation is a response to a public health issue and designed to keep you safe. Just pretend the two are the same. Also, yeah it was a different Cromwell in Wolf Hall.
Invent a new conspiracy theory
Rather than believe the government are incompetent, devise a conspiracy theory that proves this is all the One World Government being unveiled on Christmas Day, and the vaccine is nanomachines. Or some similar bollocks to harangue your weary partner with.
Pretend you love your family
In normal years you’d avoid travelling anywhere to visit family. This year you’re wringing your hands pretending to be desperately worried about how they’ll cope without seeing you, even though you’ve barely spoken to them since 2011.
Insist you’ll do what you like at Christmas, even if it kills you
Or your elderly relatives or those people you sit near on the train while refusing to wear a mask. Being alive isn’t more important than eating dry turkey and having a pissed-up argument with your brother over Monopoly.