I am an adult. I can say 'no' to whatever I choose and the best part? I don't have to feel guilty about it. Saying 'no' doesn't make me a bad friend, a bad daughter, a bad wife. I'm not begrudging anyone else the right to enjoy the holiday season as actively or as quietly as they choose. I'm choosing not to explain myself any further than I've already done.
To everyone, I hope you have a happy, safe and love-filled holiday season - however you decide to celebrate.