So This Is Christmas?
Festive? Seriously? Apart from the season’s potentially heart-attack-inducing stresses, how can one make merry when Googling the word “Christmas” conjures images of genuine terror attacks and fake news about a Jewish family fleeing their home after canceling A Christmas Carol? Start with Yiwu, a Chinese city where year-round Xmas decoration manufacturing provides income for otherwise impoverished migrants. Then see how Syrian refugees joyously adorn their Christmas tree — in their new home in the U.K. And finally, rewrite your family script to banish the ghosts of holidays past and embrace the yuletide spirit.