The Christmas Collection

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How I’m spending Christmas this year (Yvonne’s story)

For some years I have joined my youngest son, my daughter in law and grandchildren for Christmas. My daughter-in-law’s brother has room to hold Christmas dinner and all the family contribute by bringing food courses or sundries. This year the family dynamics have changed – I have been invited but have decided on an alternative Christmas.

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How I’m spending Christmas this year (Tom’s story)

This Christmas will be a little different. This Christmas, it’s not my turn to look after my young daughter, who will be away with her Mum. I know she’ll have a great time, but I also know that I will feel sad and a little lonely over the holiday season. The worst kind of lonely, the kind of lonely you feel even when in good company.

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