If you lost someone recently.
If you don't especially like being told how and when and how much to be Happy Happy!
If Christmas isn't part of your religion or religious views.
If you work on Christmas every year, without fail, no matter how much you'd like to be off, like everyone else you know.
If Christmas reminds you of the person you lost, so much so that breathing hurts, let alone thinking or feeling. Remembering.
If you don't know what all the fuss is about.
If all you can see is everyone spending beyond their means.
If Capitalism doesn't turn you on.
If you, your country, your world or your views have not, nor will ever benefit from Capitalism.
If you love giving gifts, but not especially when someone else's holiday tells you to.
If you don't believe in spending beyond your means.
This Christmas is dedicated to
If you have decided to break away from tradition you don't like and have never liked.
If you, like me, have never liked Christmas, let alone loved it.
And if you have decided to
Make new traditions,
Create family from friends,
And honor the people you've lost by never forgetting them.
This holiday season I hope you'll allow yourself all the space and care and love you need for You, if you're grieving or just plainly not the Happy Happy Joy Joy person you feel forced to be during this time.
Today, this year, you can discard old tradition and create some anew.
If no one else tells you so, please take my permission, if you wish.