News brief: Holiday Traditions Changing


Isabella E. Bush

In recent years, all of the grandchildren celebrated together on Christmas Day. This will be the first year in awhile that everyone will not be in attendance. Top row: Adalynn Bush, Noah Bush and Sabrina Reighard. Middle row: Isabella Bush, Camden Bush and Sammy Reighard. Bottom row: Stella Reighard and Adler Reighard.

Many Christmas traditions all over the world undergo drastic changes this year due to the increase of COVID-19 cases. Families can’t spend time together because of the need to social distance in order to protect elderly family members.

I was able to interview my grandma and get her thoughts with Christmas traditions changing. Susan Reighard said, “I feel terrible for other families because they cannot enjoy the holidays and see family members because everyone needs to social distance.”

 Many families will not be attending Christmas services. Christmas gifts shipped across the others assuring that everyone stays safe and healthy as well. Most will only celebrate with their immediate family who live in their household. For example, my immediate and extended family always come over to my grandparents’ house for Christmas, but this year only the immediate family who live locally will be gathering. 

Here is a link with more information on Christmas Traditions Changing.