Thanks so much for this. I'm trying not to feel guilty for opting out of Christmas this year. I told my family I want to instead sent the gifting money to the homeless shelter and food bank in our area, but honestly, I just want to opt out of the whole shebang. The only good thing about Christmas, as far as my family is concerned, is that we call each other and say thank you and catch up on each other's lives. And I'll still do that. :)

https://alicebuchanan.medium.com/im-not-doing-christmas-this-year-dbb21ecff877