CHRISTA D'SOUZA says she is craving peace this Christmas

Everyday Ageism: FEMAIL columnist CHRISTA D’SOUZA says she is craving ‘peace and personal space’ this Christmas

  • Christa D’Souza explains how she believes that Christmas is for ‘the oldies’
  • But says she is pleased to get out of spending time with relatives this year
  • She added: ‘The older I get, the more I crave peace and my personal space’

It’s the last tolerated prejudice. But Femail’s had enough. It’s time we called out those day-to-day moments when we’re patronised for no longer being young… 

Have all your plans been scuppered by Tier Four? Ours too. What was to be a jolly blended celebration with children, stepchildren, girlfriends, boyfriends will have to be postponed until next year. If we’re still around that is.

Remember how Christmas used to be for the children? It’s not. It’s for us oldies. Everybody knows that. We fantasise about it 364 days a year. So it seems truly criminal the way Boris has left the elderly so very much in the lurch in this respect. 

It’s the last tolerated prejudice. But Femail’s had enough. It’s time we called out those day-to-day moments when we’re patronised for no longer being young… 

Except — is it really only the young who are rubbing their hands with glee that they’re excused from spending all that time with the rellies this year? 

As an older person, I’m quite looking forward to not having to assemble stockings tonight, not having to eat turkey (yuk!), not having to fall in with what everybody else wants to watch on TV. The older I get, the more I crave peace and my personal space. 

Next year, my kids can stick me in the corner with a paper hat on and tease me about my deafness. This year, it’s supper on our laps with subtitles for everything. And bed before ten. Bliss.

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