Like every Who down in Whoville, we all love the Christmas season. And unlike the Grinch in the Dr. Suess book, Covid didn’t come out just at Christmas time. There’ll be less family members and other loved ones in our homes, no sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall, and no exchanging baked goods.
We all realize that Christmas in 2020 is going to look a lot like everything else in 2020: stay at home, be socially distanced, and virtually connected. By now, we’re getting old hats at this stuff. Adapting is in our genes and we’ve made the most of it this year. Look at Canada Post: They made sure Santa still replied to children who sent letters to him at the North Pole.
Some of us are lucky to share a home with family and can easily make it feel festive and cozy. For the rest of us, Zoom can help us once more as we create a little family Christmas magic. Dad’s ugly Christmas sweater will still be hilarious and ugly whether it’s near or far.
So it might help to keep in mind what Christmas is about for most of us: it’s about connection. So even if we have to do it virtually, we can still make pancakes together. We can open our gifts together. We can watch the same Christmas movie at the same time and crack jokes about our favourite parts.
Let’s refuse to let 2020 defeat us and share a big virtual feast together. And don’t forget to save a virtual seat for the Grinch after he has a change of heart. Last but not least, Happy Holidays to you from the Torill’s Table team! We are so thankful to each and every one of you for the love and support you have shown us this year. We couldn’t be more grateful.
Torill & Team