Holidays and childlessness

The holidays can be a particularly painful time for the unwillingly childless.

Some people still have a vibrant inner child who enjoys the festivities.

Some enjoy taking neices, nephews, godchildren or other youngsters to do special activities (ice-skating, plays, pantos, visiting Santa’s grotto).

Some devote themselves to needy families who will have NO Christmas unless outside angels step in and help.

I wonder if anyone has any strategies or suggestions to offer?