Family traveling from many different places to hug their relatives, share food and holiday-themed cocktails, bake cookies, and exchange gifts are sadly disastrous activities for a pandemic. While some determined families will try to have a safe, disinfected, masked and socially distanced Thanksgiving or Christmas, the nature of holiday activities makes it all pretty difficult. While many families plan on celebrating within their own households or "bubbles," and checking in with extended family and friends over Zoom and FaceTime, others refuse to break the tradition.
So, when a mom decided to consult the internet's moral compass of Reddit's "Am I the As*hole?" about her daughter's decision to spend Christmas 2020 secluded in a lake cabin with her new husband, people were ready to help.
My daughter is 24. She recently got married, she and her husband recently bought a log cabin on a small island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in the middle of nowhere and at least a good 6 hour drive from my house.