It is sometimes difficult to be Jewish on Christmas. So little is open and one feels bereft because of the great celebration all around when for us, Christmas is usually just another day, unless we have non-Jews in the family and are visiting them or unless Chanukah happens to fall on Dec. 25. This year it didn't, and though we celebrated quite enough during the holiday, it can be depressing on Christmas.
Difficult to celebrate personal celebrations, like anniversaries, also. My parents' anniversary was on Christmas, and we were never able to take them out to celebrate because in Philadelphia, all the restaurants were closed.
Tonight though, I will be going to synagogue for a Jewish celebration: Chinese dinner and a movie. I'm looking forward to it, and will fill you in on it tomorrow.