It is Christmas

Dear Readers:

Is Christmas the “most wonderful time of the year?”  At this time of year, when people are more or less requested to be happy and surrounded by their all loving family, many people feel even worse than usual. 

This illustrates how values shared by a society at large may influence how its inhabitants feel individually, for instance during this holiday season to move from being alone to feeling lonely.  

In the US, Thanksgiving gathers probably more tension than Christmas does.  But in France, Christmas, or should I say “Noël” is really the family gathering holiday. 


Grégoire Pierre