About the guide
The world needs a little joy this winter. No matter where you are this holiday season, read up on how to enjoy a safe and happy break in The Hatchet’s 2020 Holiday Guide.

Q&A: Physician offers advice on safely celebrating the holidays during pandemic

Gerald Keusch, an infectious disease specialist from the BU School of Medicine, fielded The Hatchet’s questions about safely celebrating the holidays.
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Games to play during your virtual holiday work party

The annual company holiday party is an excuse to get a bit tipsy. The same expectations apply to a Zoom work party.
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Where to watch signature holiday events online

There’s a bucketload of long-standing holiday events to look forward to each year, but this year they’re shifting online.
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Students share cultural traditions from around the world

The students said practicing these customs help them embrace their cultural identity and connect more closely to their families.
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High for the holidays: Cannabis-infused winter treats

Cannabis-infused holiday treats are a relaxing way to celebrate the season, but maybe stick with classic sugar cookies for Santa.
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Sweet, savory and salty holiday-themed appetizers

You may be celebrating the holidays with less people than usual this year, but that’s not an excuse to slack on the appetizers.
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D.C. restaurants offering holiday take-out specials

If you’re in D.C. for the holidays and want to forgo cooking, a few restaurants around the District have you covered.
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How to help D.C., national charities withstand the pandemic

From COVID-19 relief organizations to food drives, there’s no shortage of places to give this year.
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Shopping small: Independent businesses to support this holiday season

If you could buy a gift from anywhere this year, it should be from the boutique in your hometown or the coffee shop outside your apartment.
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Presents without wrapping paper: Your guide to shopping for contactless gifts

Try sending one of these virtual or low-contact gifts to minimize risk of spreading COVID-19 this holiday season.
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