Can you cancel Christmas and get your money back? | Patrick Collinson

From downsized turkeys to travel refunds, there are many ways to make the most of an uncertain festive season

The earliest, and weirdest, start to Christmas is upon us. John Lewis began stocking its online shelves with festive goods in August, and on Friday they go on sale in stores, amid predictions (or more likely retailers’ prayers) that we will be shopping earlier this year to avoid crowds. But with so much uncertainty, how do you plan for Christmas under the cloud of coronavirus without the prospect of ending up out of pocket if it all goes wrong?

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