I've gotta suggestion to make your holidays lighter and brighter: Be a Fool for a Day.
Go on. It'll do you good. Really help your mental health. Make you grow so much as a person.
What do I mean? Well, you could wear a silly hat. Or when doing your make-up, draw your eyebrows uneven. If you have a particular "body" gift, do it as you're talking to a co-worker or friend. Two of my gifts are that I can wiggle my ears and curl the sides of my tongue up.
I can also talk "Donald Duck Talk" pretty good. Or, how 'bout wearing your shirt in-side-out and see if anyone says anything. Don't you wanna grow as a person? Go on, do it!
Some years ago, I waxed poetic about being a fool. The result was "A Fool Like Me".
Here it is.
You call me Fool
Even if you do
Does not a fool of me make
I choose to be a fool
For I go where you dare not
Say what you will not
Do things you only dream
And even regret the dream of doing
Though you may
If you could
Be a fool like me
Happy Holidays, Miss Althea.