It wasn't a bad Christmas this year. Christmas afternoon was quiet. My sister was having dinner with her new partner's family, and her three kids were off with their dad, so it was just me and my parents here. Mom had her most relaxing Christmas in years - we forewent the turkey and she made crab-stuffed plaice with some sort of cheese/wine sauce. One thing I wasn't prepared to miss out on was the candied sweet potatoes, my favourite Christmas dish, so we had those and some honey-glazed roasted parsnips and a few other bits. It was lovely.
Along with the turkey, I also forewent church on Christmas Eve. The last two years I had very bad experiences at Midnight Mass, due to my anxiety disorder, so I decided I would be easy on myself and stay at home this year. The association in my mind tends only to make it a stressful occasion. Missing Christmas Day was no big deal, as I haven't been to church on Christmas Day since I was about six.
I hope you, dear readers, have enjoyed a merry Christmas, and I wish you all the best for the New Year.