How Are You Handling Christmas?


Is there an NYC “I hate/ don’t do well with Christmas” support group? Need to talk thru some ish.less than a minute ago via web


Awl pal Julie Klausner expresses a sentiment so many of us are feeling right now. I think it may have something to do with all the enforced happiness. Also, the inescapable torture of Andy Williams’ exhortation about it being the most wonderful time of the year, which, even when I was a kid, always sounded like the desperate attempts of someone trying too hard to convince me of something he didn’t quite believe himself. And the cold and crowds. Plus there’s the terrible sense of being empty and alone while seemingly everyone else is full of joy and cookies. So yeah, this would probably be a good group.