No matter what serious business everyone may try to make of it, the Christmas holidays are one big comedy reality show that airs in multiple households across the world all at once. Think of all the family drama, cursed topics at the dinner table, never-ending cocktail refills, painful gift exchanges where everyone pretends to love a Christmas sweater for 3 years in a row... do I really need to keep going?
But the more hilarity ensues in our Christmas-spirited homes, the more material it gives for hilarious tweets that surf around social media, making everyone sigh, cringe, relate, and laugh their hearts out.
So since we’re one step into the blessed comical chaos, Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the funniest tweets about Christmas. And even though we're not coming together this year due to the pandemic, the comical vibes of it all aren’t going anywhere.
This Christmas is going to be different for all of us. And since we are one step away from one of the most awaited celebrations of the year, one should not forget that we live in unprecedented times of pandemic that put our usual traditions on hold.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns against gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you as they “can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.”
As an alternative to face-to-face greetings and Christmas dinners, the CDC recommends “celebrating virtually or with members of your own household (who are consistently taking measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19)” and adds that this approach “poses the lowest risk for spread.”
Many countries across the world are currently implementing stricter quarantine rules as the Covid-19 cases continue to soar at an alarming pace. For example, in the Netherlands, the second lockdown of at least five weeks will start on Tuesday. Sweden, which resisted national lockdowns, implements their strictest restrictions so far on Friday. A hard lockdown with non-essential shops closing nationwide will also start in Germany this Wednesday and will continue throughout the holidays. Italy is now reported as the latest European country to go into lockdown.
Meanwhile, the UK reported a record new 35,928 Covid-19 infections yesterday, which makes it the highest-ever increase in a single day. The British government has divided the country into local restriction tiers based on epidemiological indicators in a bid to curb the soaring number of new cases.