“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa-la-la-la-la,-la,” the famous and cheerful Christmas carol goes. However, there are people who are very lonely and who lose their fa-la-la’s during the holiday season. Maybe your plans to celebrate the holiday fell through, or there are no family members or friends near. Perhaps you are one of those people who want to be solo after a breakup or traumatic event and the thought of being cheerful puts a knot in your stomach. With the media, movies, and images of Christmas trees sweeping the nation soon, you don’t have to be in despair about being alone. You can take charge of this time and make the most out of it. No matter what you think a “perfect” Christmas should look like, being alone has its perks and here 4 of them.