Ooo I hate those ads, too, that seem to be trying to say we aren't doing Xmas right if we're not spending lots of money, putting up tonnes of crap all over our homes, & outside them as well, & making food enough to feed whole regiments, ALL for greater profit of the companies selling it.
I used to put up a few things, watch really crappy Xmas tele, & try to recipricate if someone gave me something, - but I don't have heaps of money & will not go into debt to have a big Xmas, don't enjoy feasting until I feel sick & unable to move, & really don't like cleaning up after.
Now I do a few things for myself, since being estranged from family. But, I don't know about this year, because I am not sure if I can plan for anything. My sis & I are talking some, 'business' stuff, & not much else, so I don't expect her to reach out this year either.
I have for some years, bought myself a prezzie, made my own Xmas dinner, or (sometimes, but not this year), gone to Xmas lunches put on by various organisations. I belong to a couple still, but they are not doing Xmas lunch/party this year again. Nor is the other, I think, which is a community lunch put on by a religious organisation, & was really good whenI did get to that a couple times.
I went up the road a couple weeks ago, for the Xmas thing the local pollie puts on each year, (but not when it's raining, or last year..)
I'm rather stuck now. Because I can't see enough, Xmas crap on tele is not much good, so I like to borrow a couple Xmas themed audiobooks , & listen to my own 'Hogfather' by Terry Pratchett audiobook, like a tradition for me, & music I find, too, & this year, I want to be around BB as much as I am able. I thought I might be around a lot, but I'm not sure now.
I made my own thread, but people don't seem much interested in my idea. Oh, well, I'll get over it.
I'm glad to contribute to your thread, anyway.😺
I keep thinking, so long as people are concerned about COVID-19 & social distancing, something in a park would be ideal. The little park up the road from me was fine for the number, which didn't seem as many as I imagined would be there, given how it wasn't held last year, like so many other community events, so, when finally there is I think there'd be many more people coming along. So I managed to not bump around like a ball in a pin ball machine!
Great to see kids having fun, laughing & such. If I'd stayed I'd've heard singing.
I only came for the yummy sausage sizzle!