Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 in New York. What’s normally a chaotic, crowded tourist hotspot during the holiday season is instead a mask-mandated, time-limited, socially distanced locale due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Pandemic puts a damper on holiday spirits

December 21, 2020 As a year marked by a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a divisive election comes to a close, few Americans are feeling festive during the holiday season. Just 22% of Americans feel very or extremely festive this year, down from 49% one year ago. Although more Americans are experiencing positive emotions than negative…

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