I might not end up alone but last year was the first and I'm dreading this one. I did get invited out on Boxing Day last year but didn't go as they were people with kids that I barely knew and I had a major bereavement last year so kept it low key.
I invited people round but they all said the same thing 'we're not sure what we're doing yet' up until 20th December and then they'd arranged to stay with family.
I could have just txt and visited I'm sure but that feels really awkward and sad. I used to have a family and always laid on a big Christmas for everyone for 20+ years but many have gone away and died unfortunately. So it's maybe a week of one or two friends popping in and the rest with memories past like an 80 yr old! ! I'd be happy to volunteer with the homeless but tbh I dread then coming back to an empty house afterwards.
I'm sure there are many others in the same position as me. I do have friends etc but they now have elderly parents etc to be with at Christmas. Or am I just feeling sorry for myself? I don't know if this is about post - bereavement or being 50+!