Why Christmas isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for many people

Mallorie Joplin, Reporter

Not everyone has fond memories of the holidays. Some people may not have great memories of waking up to an exciting Christmas morning if they grew up in a dysfunctional and chaotic home. It’s possible that there are no recollections of snuggling up on the couch to watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Holiday memories may endure in violence, neglect, yelling, and anger, among other things. As a result, every year when the rest of the world appears merry and bright, it might be a stinging reminder of what you’ve been through and why they don’t share in the joy of the season like others. The holidays may be extremely stressful. It’s critical that we keep this in mind as we move through this season and that we show each other grace. If someone appears to be depressed, inquire if they want to talk about it. They might be in desperate need of a companion. If someone refuses to engage in a Christmas activity, don’t immediately dismiss them as Scrooge; they may be suffering from a serious illness. If someone you know is mourning the loss of a loved one, let them know you’re thinking of them and, if possible, find a method to pay tribute to their loved one. There might be a lot of pressure and expectations surrounding the holidays, but there doesn’t have to be. Christmas is about Jesus, family, food, and the joy of being together. I can assure you that it is totally okay that focus solely on the people around you and skip the rest. I hope and pray that you will be able to find peace and comfort throughout this season, and that you will have a lovely experience at a different time of the year.