In this the strangest of years, how do we celebrate the holidays? Between social distancing, quarantines, and the general sad Charlie Brown vibe of the whole season, getting together to celebrate as in years past ranges from impossible to impossibly depressing. Some folks are just skipping out altogether. For those of us looking for some reason to smile or even, gasp, experience joy, what to do when the old standbys can’t happen?

In my social circles, the topic of traditions has popped up frequently. Traditions that can’t happen because of restrictions. Traditions that have to change. …

Skylor J. Andrews

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