So Christmas is coming up soon, I know Halloween is up first in the upcoming seasonal holidays this year but that is over so quickly, you barely celebrate it compared to Christmas. You see Christmas excites me, It brings me joy when I go into a store and I hear the jingles, I see the decorations, I think my favourite part will always be the Christmas tree, it's so beautiful. However I feel like it's never complete for me, I come from a family who doesn't celebrate it so growing up I was always envious about others who were able to have a Christmas tree in their house and get to celebrate it. I always felt uncomfortable going back to school after Christmas and everyone was talking about all the presents they got and they then would ask me and I would make up some lie because I really wanted to be like them. So I always felt lonely during Christmas, a season meant for families to reunite. However that all changed when I met my significant other, his family celebrated Christmas, he celebrated Christmas and I started to feel whole again during this period. My first time celebrating it was very chill, I don't know why but in my head I assumed alot more would go on but it was your typical, open the presents, eat, drink and play board games and then I realised that was all it had to be as the meaning of it is to spend time with one another. I really enjoy being able to buy gifts for others and being able to put presents under my Christmas tree now. Although now that I have come to feel not so lonely during the Christmas period, I realise that there are alot of people who still due to various reasons and it makes me sad. The emphasis on Christmas especially in the U.K is everywhere, from adverts, local supermarkets to the houses which are lit with lights down the street. You basically cant escape from it so your bound to feel lonely if your not doing anything. I remember I read somewhere that alot of people tend to feel more depressed during the Christmas season and that is worrying. I don't really have any solutions but it is something more and more people can be aware of and as a way to include others. Anyway, yall better get saving.