Lots of people feel lonely on Christmas, and maybe just the week before they were going crazy at the office, loaded down with too much work and wishing for a moment's peace and quiet.
Then on THE eve or THE day, they aren't able to get back where they grew up for the family traditions, or on their own for some reason or other. They start to feel upset because there's no big crowd around, noisy and contentious and maybe even obnoxious and argumentative - because that's what's familiar.
There are so many things worse than being lonely. There are so many good things to do when nobody is around getting in your way! Favorite books can be re-read or catch up on movies showing on TV.
Housework is never really caught up, is it? How about the laundry, cleaning the fridge, scrubbing the tub, vacuuming and dusting. Turn up the cd player and get busy. I'm changing the sheets and moving my feets!
Having my own space by myself is so wonderful. I don't compare my situation with anyone else, and I don't worry about parties and get-togethers other people decide to occupy their time with.
Happy Non-Stress Quiet-mas!