Charles Dickens would not be happy.
For the illustrious English author of A Christmas Carol, the season was filled with feasts and glorious get-togethers, fine food and fellowship. What made Ebenezer Scrooge such the “bah, humbug” fellow he was? He wanted to skip the parties and spend it alone, by crumb. Long before it was required, good old Scrooge was a master at social distancing.
Which would make 2020 an unreformed Ebenezer crack an unusual grin. Why, many of us are being encouraged to celebrate this most merry time of year with as few people as possible. No Fezziwig-style get-togethers. No packed church services. Even Scrooge’s Christmas ghosts might be required to wear masks.
But while this Christmas may look different than in Christmas pasts, We still have plenty to celebrate, plenty of traditions to observe and plenty of gifts to share with one another. And our team—experts as they are in all things entertainment—will share our own thoughts on what members of your family might want to find under the Christmas tree (or watch after the wrapping paper has all been packed away).
We share some of our favorite Christmas traditions, too—most of which mysteriously revolve around food. In short, we’ll make Dickens proud and light a candle of hope and thanksgiving during this cold, COVID winter. Because, as Tiny Tim might say, God has blessed us, every one.
And after you’ve listened to us gab, check out the links below to stuff that we mention on this week’s show.
- Gift of Any Amount Offer: Teen’s Guide to Face-To-Face Connections in a Screen-To-Screen World: 40 Tips to Meaningful Communicationby Jonathan McKee and Alyssa McKee
- Plugged In Blog: Merry Christmas
- Plugged In Blog: The Reason for the Season
- Plugged In Blog: The Other Side of Christmas Classics
- Plugged In Blog: The New Gaming Consoles Will be Here Soon. Are You Ready for Them?
- Plugged In Show Episode: The Plugged In Show Episode 53
- Plugged In Blog: The Plugged In Show Episode 45 (Our Favorite Movies of the COVID 19 Season
- Plugged In Blog: Just What Are People Watching, Anyway?
- Plugged In Review: Assassin’s Creed
- Plugged In Review: Little Big Planet 3
- Plugged In Review: Star Wars: Squadrons
- Plugged In Review: Paw Patrol: Might Pups Save Adventure Bay
- Plugged In Review: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Plugged In Review: Paper Mario: The Origami King
- Plugged In Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield
- Plugged In Review: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Plugged In Review: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- Plugged In Review: Boss Baby: Back in Business
- Plugged In Review: The Magic School Bus Rides Again: The Frizz Connection
- Plugged In Review: The Mandalorian
- Plugged In Review: The Walking Dead
- Plugged In Review: Game of Thrones
- Plugged In Review: Voices of Fire