Fifth Christmas alone due to chronic illness and an inability to travel. I always used to travel to be with family but now the shoe is on the other foot. No decorations, no tree, I cba with presents because I won't even get the pleasure of giving them, it's just an item to tick off a list and that's not right.
I expect I'll see my brother for a short time on the day and I expect my sister will call me. I may post some cards to show people I still think of them, but I know for a fact they'll only post any back out of guilt (except my brother and sister I guess). I expect I'll go for a walk and collect some leaf litter, as always. Say hi to some dogs which will annoy their owners. In the evening I'll probably get drunk and shitpost on here because it's the only company I have.
I used to spend Christmas morning on the motorway travelling to see my mum when she was alive then Christmas Day in her care home with her. After she died, I spent it with my sister and loved taking the dog out for a walk.
I think a lot more people than usual will be lonely this Christmas. It's a painful time of the year for many, especially on here. I'm still grateful however, that I currently have a roof over my head and food in my stomach; there are many who won't over Christmas or at any other time.
TBH, that loneliness is a small price to pay for me. I'm quite used to it even if it does suck. I'd prefer not to be alone, but I am, so hey.
Edit: no, I'm being unkind here: I have one friend who has always posted me a card, bless her, even when I utterly dropped off the radar. Only problem is she doesn't have my new address.