Christmas is OK for me - I have my Dad, brother and nephews to spend it with. And my brother and I made it through several days without fighting or sniping at each other!
I'm even going up there at the end of the month for a couple of days since I'm taking a course in his city. Saves my employer a bit of money.
My issue is New Year's Eve. I do have friends but they all have families and are an hour and half away. I'd like nothing more than to have a house party with lots of finger food and card or board games, champagne at midnight. But I just don't know anybody well enough in my current city to do this.
So I'm sitting here by myself, having my own little Harry Potter marathon. I've just started the first movie; I'll probably watch at least part of a second one tonight and watch a bunch of them tomorrow. And I'm currently enjoying a rum special.