Sneaking up like the Grinch who stole Christmas, the announcement of the cancellation of holiday gatherings in Quebec has led to a flurry of reactions on social media.

After initially projecting a period during which red zone residents would be able to gather with their families for Christmas, the government reversed its decision on Thursday.

Quebecers in the red zone will therefore have to prepare themselves for a quieter Christmas, celebrating only with the people in their household or individually visiting people who live alone.

Faced with what Premier Legault admitted was a disappointing situation, Quebecers are coping in the best way they can: by making some highly relatable memes.

Watching The News Like:

Those who had already decked out for the holidays in anticipation of seeing their families again will know the feeling.


The Moment All Of Quebec Cried Out At Once

If you were outside at 1:00 p.m. on December 3, you might have heard the faint sound of millions of Quebecers crying out at once in their homes. 

Watching Your Hope For A Break Disappear Before Your Eyes

"Live broadcast of François Legault crumbling the last seed of hope that I still had to have a fucking break for the holiday season."

At least we'll all have plenty of time to make a holiday movie playlist.


What's The Point Of Waiting?

"Me eating all my advent calendar chocolates now that Christmas is cancelled."

After Halloween was postponed in 2019 and Christmas cancelled in 2020, there are no more rules.

Accurate

You have the right to cry, too.


That Moment Of Despair

"The populace: Please Mr. Premier, save Christmas"

The government's final say on holiday gatherings was originally scheduled for December 11, but the ever-increasing number of cases accelerated the decision.

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A reinvented classic: Dr. Arruda's How Legault Stole Christmas


When Céline Shows You The Silver Lining

"Vision of the future: Me, spending Christmas alone with my cat, very happy to do karaoke while walking dramatically down my hallway as if I were in a cheesy music video from the '90s."

The good news is that we'll all have plenty of me-time.


This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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