Last year, I spent Christmas here in the city together with my sister and her family, and our eldest brother. That was the first time our family spent the holidays apart. We used to make sure that during Christmas and New Year, we're together. Sad to say, there are some things, some traditions that have to change now (no matter how unwilling we are to change them).
In two months time, we will be celebrating Christmas and New Year again. If I have one greatest wish for the coming holidays, I wish our family would be able to celebrate it as one again. I wish our family would be able to share each other's joy for the coming season together.
Nothing beats the feeling of celebrating the Christmas season with your loved ones. It's actually the essence of the holidays.