You don’t have to fake holiday cheer, no matter what anyone says. You are allowed to have emotions.
It’s not about the size, shape, or components of your famil(ies). It’s not the structure of the family, but the functioning and strength of its bonds.
In a time when it can be uncomfortable to say you’re not joyous, I want to say that I hear you. I see you. I value you. I’m with you.