This is a year when officials and health experts are practically begging all good citizens to dispense with holiday gatherings for the sake of not spreading the COVID virus. But if the five-day get-together at Grandma's-or the annual city festival-has been inseparable from your family's holiday celebrations as long as you can remember, it may seem that the only alternative is resigning yourself to the season's being ruined.
It hardly has to be. With a little positive thinking and a little ingenuity, a one-household Christmas can be as joyful as any other. Here are suggestions for coping with three potential concerns.
Who knows? You may enjoy the small-scale approach so much that when the 2021 holidays arrive, you want to do it again without stay-at-home warnings!