Studies from the American Psychological Association show the holidays [November to January] are not the happiest time of year for everyone.
I personally after journeying through over 40 holiday seasons as an adult---every year was not a happy time!
Along the holiday trail I've encountered--- work-related pressures, health scares, loss of family members and the flu one year where I couldn't move out of the bed for three days!!!
Those years made me extremely sensitive to the circumstances of others during the holiday season. It makes me ever so grateful for God's Love that sustains us year by year.
"For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE His Only-begotten Son..." John 3:16
Why? It will take your focus OFF of you and your current situation [reminder---situations DO change!] and it will release the rivers of God's love within you!