While everyone around me is gearing up for the holidays. It is smart to remember that your characters are individuals. And in order to really highlight that individuality, it makes sense to think about how you will use the non-conformity of the holidays to set up that framework for your characters.
If all your characters celebrate Christmas, think instead about the conflict that can arise if one of them is a Buddhist, Pagan, Wicca, Jewish, etc. You get to show other ways of how the character interacts with other characters and how their religion/holiday choices help inform how they react to each other. It’s a great way to share insight into what the characters thought processes are and it isn’t a fake way to force exchanges.
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