A salute to everyone who spends this day alone for whatever reason!
I spent Thanksgiving with my mother. Everyone else is dead in my family. I don't celebrate Christmas. Mostly because I feel like it's a holiday designed boost the economy and for people buy shit they do not need. Also December 25 is my father's birthday. I celebrate his life. Not anyone else.
I spent the majority of the day alone, and kept quite busy. I joined my daughter, her partner, his family, and (cough) my ex for dinner at daughter's partner's house. It was a fabulous meal and I'd walk across glass to spend time with any of my kids. I'd even tolerate my ex's presence.