Some of my strongest childhood memories are of the festive holiday, Christmas and New Years Eve. That final week in the year would bring together family members who had not seen each other for a while, possibly all year round. There would be the usual gossip, banter, arguments but over it all would be a hefty helping of belonging.
Wherever you are this year and whomever you spend the holiday with, may you have the best of times.
Merry Christmas and the happiest of new years.