The holiday celebrations of my fellow Boomers out there are as varied as the people themselves. As time marches on, things change. Kids grow up and have families of their own. Many times, not everyone can make it for each and every holiday celebration or special occasion. Grown children and their spouses have to make their own agreements on where to spend which holidays, especially if there are many miles separating the options they’re weighing.
The high occurrence of divorce and single-parent households nowadays has an impact similar to the aging and evolving of traditional family units, again leading to a feeling of “incompleteness” for so many around the holidays.