Last winter, my partner caught COVID-19 right before the holidays. Instead of Christmas with our families, we were stuck in quarantine. To make the most of it, we set up my Charlie Brown novelty Christmas tree on the coffee table and played a YouTube loop of a crackling fire on the TV.
The past few years have seen a lot of interruptions to traditions. This year, hopefully, sees a return to something a bit more normal. A renewal of large gatherings and merry events. To help us get into the festive spirit, our themes this issue are food, wine and entertaining.
Toast your family and friends with our holiday wine guide (page 14) with our upcoming new Sip contributor Christian Nesheim of Vinifera Wines and Ales. You can also find his recipe for a Winter Rum Old Fashioned on plymouthmag.com.
This time of year is also a good opportunity to practice thankfulness. Growing up, my mother always impressed on me the importance of handwritten thank you notes. One Plymouth local has taken this sentiment to heart, inviting the community to count its blessings
with a community message board (page 10).
An interruption can bring attention to what we take for granted. In the end of 2022 let’s hug a little tighter, make more time to gather and revive those traditions we had to put on hold.
Happy New Year! See you all again in 2023.