There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

How Bucks’ are celebrating the Holiday Season

Ava Burchell, Staff Writer

An old holiday song feels like it could’ve been written in 2020: “Oh, There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”.

Although this holiday song has been around for years, it hits way too close to home this year. 2020 has been devastating for almost everyone. To top it all off, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases, just in time for the holiday season. So, how are families celebrating the winter holidays together without, well, being together? I went out and asked other CB West students how they will be celebrating the winter holidays.  

Sophie Kadan, a senior, said “I’m celebrating the winter holidays with family.  Since my extended family lives far away, I don’t really have to worry about quarantine and travel concerns.  Hopefully the holidays can still be exciting despite everything!” Sophie definitely will be looking on the bright side this holiday season! 

Chloe Weintraub, a junior, said they still plan on giving gifts this Christmas. They said, “I am going to social distance in town and go Christmas shopping with friends!  My immediate family and I are celebrating Christmas at home.” Chloe will be supporting local small businesses this season, something all of us should make an effort to do.   

I will also be celebrating my holidays from home this year. I cannot wait to give my gifts to my sisters and parents; I got some wonderful gifts from Evolution Candy and Allora, amazing small businesses in Doylestown. I also ran a Secret Santa for my co-workers to help build community and spread cheer during this holiday season! 

No matter how you are planning on celebrating the holidays, be sure to stay safe! There are many safe ways to connect with extended family through the power of technology. Hopefully you all can make the most of things and make this holiday season the best it can possibly be!