This Christmas season in 2020 is eerily similar to Christmas in 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic. Namely, that many families will not be celebrating together in-person this year due to COVID-19. Among other things, that’s what happened in 1918 to keep family members safe from the Spanish flu pandemic.

Fascinating read via the Smithsonian Magazine on how Americans had many of the same concerns in 1918 that we do now.