To those who celebrate it or whatever your equivalent to it might be, hopefully it was to your liking.
On my end this time of year just snuck up on me un-expectedly, as for my general experience and opinion on Christmas, I generally regard it with dislike or apathy, I don't enjoy the distraction, noise, loudness around it and find it largely saccharine, with put of performances between people. Most of the time I'm too tired around this stretch of days to really get anything much out of it. I never enjoyed the food, Christms dinner thing, it never agreed with me.
My immediate family have grown out of gift giving as of this year and I really only bought anything out of obligation and familiarity, I don't decorate a tree anymore.
For the whole part I just want to back at peace to do my own thing in my own room, away from everything in quiet.
I talked to my brother about anime, films, politics and videogames for the rare times I see him, I saw an old childminder as a last minute thing after almost not really bothering to
go, the main reason I did actually go was because I wasn't sure how long she was left, it has been years.
Other than my parents and my brother, my family don't live in Dublin or Ireland and then there's the fact as the years go on, people get old and aren't able or around anymore, beyond my aunt, parents and brother I don't really know much about my extended family or saw/see them that much and not even at Christmas.
The people I grew up with all have their own lives to live and I completely understand that.
I might see my oldest friend on St Stephen's day for a couple of moments if he's actually available.
Anyway what I'm trying to get across here is that Christmas doesn't really have any meaning to me at this point and I'm not depressed or bothered by the fact much, I just want it to pass so I can get on with my life.