Some people genuinely relish the idea of being alone at Christmas. They break open the brandy, buy delicious food for one and order their favourite DVDs. With their feet up on the sofa, the TV remote in hand and cocooned against the outside world, they are immune to the stresses, strains and madness of Christmas.
But for many, the idea of spending Christmas alone can be a daunting prospect. Therefore, it’s best to plan ahead so that Christmas Day and Boxing Day are not dates to dread. On the contrary, they can be positive, life-changing experiences.
This article is aimed mostly at people in the United Kingdom, but I hope it will help those in other countries to explore similar options in their location.