Justine Toh considers those who are opting to keep to themselves at Christmas, away from the familiar traditions of time with family and friends. She concludes that there are blessings that connecting with others will always bring.

"It’s easy to see the appeal of Christmas alone or with a select group of people with whom you can pioneer your own traditions and exorcise the ghosts of Christmases past—especially if in your experience the combination of flowing wine, forced togetherness and latent rage has too often sparked an epic family fracas."

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