It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Actually though. With dark, daunting times in our midst, COVID-19's outbreak has forced people to remain indoors, leaving our streets lonely and abandoned. Well, at least it used to.
Time to whip out the eggnog and Hallmark movies, because Christmas decor has officially just been brought out of retirement. As millions of Americans nationwide are locked indoors, many have decided to brighten up the eery streets - as well as our spirits - with seasonal lights.
Sound On. Lights On. Hearts lifted. ❤️ We had our first confirmed case of #COVID19 in Cheatham County, Tennessee today. Our response is to be the light, and stay home! #FlattenTheCurve y’all. Have yourself a Merry Little Quarantine. 🎄#CoronaVirusChallenge #christmaslights #love pic.twitter.com/HmkTCm5O2Q— Brenda Sparks (@theatreartist) March 19, 2020
In fact, Brian Earl, the host of the 'Christmas Past' podcast, decided to take an uplifting spin on his episodes, revamping them as 'Christmas in Quarantine' segments.
“So what we’re seeing now feels to be equal parts do-over of 2019 and grabbing at something that feels warm and comforting,” Earl explained.
But he's not the only one joining in on the festivities. The Hallmark Channel, too, has begun breaking out its annual Christmas movies in an attempt to bring some light during these dark times.
If you're like me, this unlikely trend is all the proof we need that in the darkest of times, our communities need to band together in unity. Despite the pandemic ahead of us, with the help of both you and me, we're going to get through this together.