Boris Johnson and Carrie reveal sweet Christmas card with dog Dilyn playing in the snow

BORIS Johnson and his wife Carrie showed off their sweet Christmas card with the Dilyn family’s pet dog playing in the snow.

Two-year-old Jack Russell’s cross was pictured frolicking across a snow-covered lawn for the couple’s annual Christmas card.

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The Johnson’s Christmas card featured their dog DilynCredit: Pippa Fowles / No10 Downing Street
Carrie and the PM's 2021 Christmas Card

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Carrie and the PM’s 2021 Christmas CardCredit: Pippa Fowles / No10 Downing Street

The PM, 57, and Carrie, 33, adopted the dog shortly after arriving in Downing Street in 2019.

Dilyn was rescued as a puppy by Friends of Animals Wales from a South Wales breeder because he had a misaligned jaw and was going to be shot.

He now lives in the Downing Street apartment, where Mr Johnson takes him every morning for a walk in the garden.

The PM’s adorable Christmas card comes as he insisted there was no need to cancel Christmas gatherings, family reunions or nurseries for fear of the new variant of Covid – Omicron.

He begged the British not to panic as he sought to calm the chaos around the new strain by saying of the tighter restrictions: “This is absolutely unnecessary. This is not what we are saying.

“Please, we need to take a balanced and proportionate approach in this regard. We want people to continue as they are.

Party-goers have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” their Christmas festivities – despite scientists’ concerns about the risks associated with gatherings for social events.

Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden has said his party has no plans to cancel its own Christmas drinks and others should continue their celebrations.

And speaking on a campaign visit to North Shropshire yesterday, Mr Johnson again insisted there was no need for people to cancel the festive events.

He said: “I have noticed that there has been a lot of back and forth about this, people are worried about having to cancel their Christmas parties.

“It’s not fair, we are not saying that and we are not saying that the nurseries should be canceled.

“I firmly believe that children should be in school and I also believe that Christmas should be as normal as possible.”

A Downing Street spokesperson said the nation should review the government’s guidelines as set out over the weekend.

“There is nothing in the rules to prevent anyone from having a Christmas party or socializing in this way,” they said.

But a series of ministers have tried to tone down the Christmas spirit by suggesting people not to kiss strangers and avoid attending big parties.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey sparked a furious reaction when she ordered people to avoid “smooching under the mistletoe” this year.

An unusual cross-party alliance erupted when the Health Secretary and the leader of the Labor Party both said ministers should not tell people who they can and cannot kiss.

Sajid Javid said: “People can kiss whoever they want – it has nothing to do with the government you are embracing.”

And Sir Keir Starmer insisted, “I don’t think it’s the role of government to dictate who people can and cannot kiss.”

PM and Carrie adopted Dilyn shortly after arriving in Downing Street in 2019

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PM and Carrie adopted Dilyn shortly after arriving in Downing Street in 2019Credit: Pippa Fowles / No10 Downing Street
Christmas revelers celebrate silly start to season in pubs and clubs as they don party outfits despite Omicron spread


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