We always found a way to celebrate Christmas; a family ritual that coexisted with, but transcended, all other events. Its harder now. We're dispersed over land and time, loved ones have died, differences exist. Even so the new light and growing season will come again.
I try to remember it's Love in us, that's given for each other, that ties us together; a connection beyond the geographical, the physical, or what we think or feel. Treasure all opportunities to tell a loved one how you feel, and then, use your words and speak from your Heart.