So true. A lot of my friends have gone away for vacations or have their own family things on. I caught up with a lot of friends in the last two weeks but there's not much to do this week. I have a friend's Christmas lunch but family has been a letdown which isn't really surprising but still... this time of year often exacerbates the negative feelings that are mostly dormant.Never really had any big Christmas traditions in my family. I started to ignore the holiday when I was old enough to be somewhere else. I think I totally skipped a few Christmases during high school years and did ecstasy with some friends instead. I think that kind of down feeling about Christmas was very apparent already back then. I don't think we really enjoyed doing drugs, but that was one alternative back then.
I think one big downside for people that do not really celebrate Christmas, but live in the Western world is that there are limited options for entertainment during those days and also limited amount of friends available to do stuff with. It kinda feels like time stops during Christmas. I think the very first time I felt alone in this world was during Christmas when my best friends at the time had to leave the country for a week.
I don't watch any Christmas related movies, because I've had enough of those from my younger years. Instead I'm watching a show called Animal Kingdom which is about a criminal family from the beaches of California.
So cheers to us finding our own entertainment :drink: Is that show related to the Australian movie of the same name in 2010?