Yet 2020 has been far from ordinary, so we must expect that this holiday season will be unusual. Along these lines, when it comes to our emotions this holiday season, we must expect emotional polarization: We will simultaneously feel better and worse than ever. How can we navigate the vicissitudes of emotional polarization as the year to end all years finally winds to an end? Second, we must be wary that emotional polarization can give way to maladaptive behaviors, which can perpetuate distress and lead to impairment, or worse. Finally, we can gain some emotional equilibrium and limit emotional polarization, by slowing down and being mindfully aware of how we feel.