(Consider this journal entry properly bedecked).
This "Christmas season" is hard on everyone -- even those who enjoy & celebrate it can find it exhausting. And for those of us who don't -- or can't -- celebrate it (for whatever reason) it can be especially isolating -- particularly for those of us whose primary social connections happen through these here Interwebs.
I'm posting this entry as an open discussion/chat thread, so that we have a place to chat and commune through the comment threads.
Come sip a warm (or cool, depending on your season) spiced beverage of your choosing, and grab a plate full of virtual goodies.
I'll be checking back in frequently over the next 72 hours or so.
Edited to add:
I also can't forget (or, rather, I can, but should not) that today is also the first day of Hanukkah. So have a video that ysabetwordsmith posted a couple of years ago:
Because I also know many are over saturated with Christmas songs, by now...