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Filled with some of the most momentous and provoking events, 2020 has been a trip of a lifetime. So, with the year almost behind us, some holiday cheer is long overdue.


Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday, Austonia is here to provide some elf-like support to anyone struggling to feel merry this holiday season with a countdown to Christmas.

Looking ahead to the next 12 days, you can expect holiday-fun inspiration for your home, socially-distanced events, recipes to try and more.

Looking back at the beginning of the year seems almost unreal. Due to the pandemic, many Austinites have had to deal with hard realities and new normals. With stay-at-home orders across the world, an election that gained international attention, homelessness growth in Austin, protests across the city, a peak in unemployment and businesses being forced to shut down, it seems like there are no good outcomes this year.

But the holidays are a time to be in good spirits as everyone spends time with their family and takes part in old and new traditions. This year has changed the way we do most things, so no matter what your holidays look like, it's a time to cherish what you have and look forward to what the new year will bring.

Let's count our blessings this year, and get into the holiday spirit as we inch closer to 2021.

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