And just like that, Christmas season has officially officially commenced. With Thanksgiving pleasantly behind us, it's as if a switch has been turned on across the world: Over the weekend, string lights appeared as if out of thin air, every other radio station was dispelling tinkling tunes and proper dents were made in gift lists. I, personally, made my way through a handful of Netflix's holiday offerings to get myself firmly in the Christmas spirit.
Is it just me, or is the lack of holiday happenings ahead of us due to, you know, the ongoing pandemic kind of...a blessing in disguise? While I'll miss ice skating under a huge, lit-up Christmas tree and browsing crowded holiday markets, I'm also seeing some positives: more time for gift-wrapping; cozy nights in with hot cocoa and movies, no FOMO necessary; Christmas DIY decor that I'd never before merited worthy of my time filling up the house.
There's one person specifically who would thrive in pandemic Christmastime: the Grinch. As author Emma Lord ("Tweet Cute,""You Have a Match") pointed out on Twitter, our favorite anti-Who would actually excel at this social distancing thing.
Now that I think about it, there are multiple examples of how the Grinch could, and has, made social distancing his b*tch.