Christmas is one of those holidays that singles out the lonely and dejected. There’s a lot of pressure there and, without a little help, you’re bound to get crushed beneath it. It’s all a complicated mix of modern day tradition, religious symbolism and ancient habits. When you’re a child, the lead up to Christmas seems to last forever and you have all of this time to enjoy the holiday when it finally comes. But, as adulthood approaches, you’ll find things creeping up on you in unsavory ways. You never feel quite as ready for it as you did when you were a kid. Just take solace in the fact that everyone else feels as pressured as you do and try to enjoy yourself as much as possible. At this point, Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. It exists under the guise of togetherness and family but we all know better. Don’t worry though, we’ll make it through this together. Just like we do every year.