Why Christmas' 'Big Brother' Game Is Pretty Much Over

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Christmas' injury is already the most unfortunate surprise of Big Brother 19. The July 19 episode showed just how affected Christmas is by the injury and provided an idea of how the rest of Big Brother will go for her. In the Power of Veto competition, Christmas was selected to play, but was unable to actually compete due to the physical nature of the competition. Instead of having her sit on the sidelines, the show had Christmas sit in costume on the playing field, motionless the entire time. And, those looking forward to the day when Christmas can compete on Big Brother again may be disappointed to hear that she probably won't be able to any time soon.

It's clear that Christmas isn't interested in Big Brother being made easier for her due to her injury, and she merely wishes to be able to play the same game as everyone else. However, her injury is not one that can be simply walked off. While she initially expected to be able to heal in a couple weeks, Christmas revealed post-surgery that her cast won't come off for six weeks. Even when her cast comes off, she may not be able to compete in the competitions with a newly-healing foot, lest she hurt it again. It's frustrating for Christmas, but she has a whole fan base behind her.

Christmas' injury may have broken her physically, but it hasn't broken her mentally. Despite these injuries, she's still managed to remain a powerful presence in the Big Brother house and is already finding ways to adjust her life to accommodate her new injury. Christmas entered the house as a fierce physical threat, but there's far more to Christmas than just her muscles. There's a discipline and a strength that comes with the dedication to make the most out of your own body, and skills like that could help her make up for her injury and get to the end of Big Brother even without the competitions. She may not be winning anything any time soon, but that doesn't mean she's out of the game.