If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you are doing something today that makes that experience come alive for you. If you don't celebrate it, perhaps you still find things to enjoy about the season. Or perhaps you celebrate Hanukkah or another religious holiday.
I'm so aware that for all those who absolutely love Christmas and the holidays, there are also large numbers for whom it's a lonely and painful time. It's important that you honor whatever is true for you—and it's really important that we are sensitive to those around us and what they are feeling about this season.
I know several people who draw into their circle of celebration anyone they know who doesn't have plans for the day. It's a lovely time to show hospitality in a generous-hearted way and include those who may not have family nearby or may not have family at all. We're all invited to increased awareness and generosity this season. Reaching out to others is always appropriate, but holiday time is an especially good time to do so. It will spread more happiness than you can imagine.