I'm lucky. I'm sharing the holiday with my daughter and her family.
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. This morning we opened an array presents. I got the kids, who love Legos, a Space Needle and the White House. It's lunch time, and they've put both of them together already. They received the Lego movie Legos for an early Christmas Eve present. It kept them busy for a couple of hours.
My daughter and I got each other two of the same presents. We're still laughing about it. The duplicate presents are warm winter gloves and a mug that says "I Love You." It'll be fun to think about my daughter and her family when I return home and drink my daily cup of tea.
We'll be having roast beef for lunch soon, then an afternoon rest.
Not everyone, especially older adults, is able to be with their loved ones on Christmas Day. If you're sad and lonely, see "What to Do About the Holiday Blues."
If you're having problems communicating with family members, see "Dealing With Difficult Family During the Holidays."
And, remember, holiday scams could still be lurking. See "The 12 Scams of Christmas" for details.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.