When this posts, it'll be Christmas in the Northwest - damp, soggy and perhaps with a coating of snow (or not).
In the morning I'll continue the preparations (wrapping, cleaning, organizing and such) for the Christmas I'll celebrate some days hence. In the afternoon, in the interests of domestic tranquility, I will go forth and tolerate an event.
For those of you that are close with your siblings and your families, be grateful. The rest of us envy you a tad, even as we struggle to move on in a way that works.
May each of us in our own way and time find a moment of joy during the holidays.