I've never celebrated Christmas, well, unless invited by somebody who does. Instead I'm supposed to celebrate New Year, though I have no idea where I'll end up on that day this time. Maybe I'll just make a phone call to Israel (where my mother will surely have quite a few crowded family and family-freinds gatherings for both Hanukkah and New Year) and, if my father drops by, go to some cafe with him.
I remember myself spending hundreds on New Year presents a few years ago, but with a current hole in my pocket I'm not buying anything for my father, and I don't expect much as well.
Self-pity rocks))). Actually, I quite enjoy being alone.