Quote Originally Posted by momoffuzzyfaces View Post
That's just the way I feel too. Christmas is built up to be such a family time, that it's hard for those who are scare on the family and friends department. I don't drink but this time of year makes me wish I could get drunk and stay that way until Jan 2nd. (I want to sleep through all the football games on tv too)
You'd have to sleep long than that to miss all the football!

Have you considered doing some volunteer work in December, just to take your mind off the ones you miss? Visiting lonely folks in the nursing home (ask who never gets visitors, there are always some) and just bringing a little ornament or some inexpensive little thing to cheer them up might make you feel better, too! When I was a kid, Ma would take us to nursing homes to sing, and now I know what a happy difference that made for the people there. Any new face is welcome!