You anticipate you will probably be alone for t-giving, or christmas, or new years. So the living hell is this: Some stranger, bank teller, whatever ask you either, what you are going to do, or what did you do?!
Last year, someone asked me that on 1/10 "how were your holidays" I replied: "it is 1/10, and i should not still be required to answer questions ab out last years holidays!"
Most of the time they ask you, not because they care, but they are eager to talk about the good food and grweat gifts and wonderful family they were blessed with!
I just thank goodness I do not have to start putting up with this sh#$ again until about 11/1/2013!