Q. I'm spending Christmas Day home alone. I hadn't planned it that way, but my family is sick and I don't want to be around them for fear I will get sick too. Can you recommend some cheery things to do?
I know it is difficult to spend a day alone when you had planned to celebrate with family and friends, so here are a few suggestions.
•Put on some Christmas music.
•Turn on the TV — there will be a multitude of Christmas programs and movies to choose from.
•Light some candles.
•If you have a fireplace, sit by the fire sipping egg nog or hot chocolate.