Magazine January 24, 2022, Issue

Cocktails with Omicron

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‘If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” So the old saying goes, and so went my Christmas. This year, oblivious to what fate had in store, I pulled a full, wild-eyed imitation of Clark Griswold, with plans to host the ultimate good old-fashioned family Christmas: Both sets of grandparents! Two themed trees! Sugar-cookie decorating! A crab-cake night! Friends, here is how far my dedication took me: I bought everyone matching Christmas pajamas

Sounds magical, right? Wrong. I got the Omicron variant instead. In short, my best-laid plans went kaput.

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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