So What Are You Doing For Christmas?

imagesย  I hate this question that I’ll be asked a good 100 times before the day even gets here.

What am I doing?


I’m making note of what stores are open in case I need something. I’ll go to the library that will close for days to load up on books. My wine cabinet located under the sink next to the Windex will be stocked with gifts I get from those who don’t know what else to give me.

Am I trimming a tree?


Does this solitary plan depress me?

Absolutely not. For me, it’s the norm.

When I split from my ex 6 years ago, after spending 5 chaotic Christmas Eves with him always leaving to be with his ex-wife and daughter, the immediate relief told me…never again will I think being with someone, anyone, you didn’t really want to be with was preferable to being alone. Doesn’t matter how good it looks on paper.

When you wake up next to a person whose first words are, “I hate Christmas,” it’s a definite tip-off Santa may not be comin to town, and if he does, he just may be drunk, wielding an M-16.

All my friends have plans. Dinners, travel…and I’m happy for them.

As for me, with the exception of having Carmela as a lunch guest who I’d welcome with open arms, I’m expecting a perfectly wonderful winter’s day in my favorite, It Happened One Night pajamas, with me, my books and a bottle of red warming on the nightstand.

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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16 Responses to So What Are You Doing For Christmas?

  1. That should be the spirit! writers rather prefer their “solo” status, if dont have one they create one!


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Happiness is always closely associated with contentment. You sound like a contented purring cat with a chunky dog friend. Happy writing!


    • My chunky dog friend is leaving next week. I am beside myself, so this is our last weekend…they are moving to Brooklyn, a good 40 minutes away by subway. I will attempt to go see her but need to curb my expectations. Love sucks Skinny.


  3. katecrimmins says:

    Sounds like my Christmas day even though my husband will be here along with the 4 cats. It will be quiet, no guests, no fuss, with books and dvds just waiting for me. My only regret is that Starbucks is closed. ๐Ÿ˜ก


  4. Elle Knowles says:

    You are never alone with books! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Merry Christmas!


  5. That sounds like a wonderful time. I hope it was a wonderful day.


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