Okay, you're single, or childless, or the kids have grown and moved to the far reaches of the Earth. You're weary of the emphasis the Holidays place upon the youngsters, but you still enjoy the Yuletide. Sounds like you're ready for a Grown Up Christmas!
Now you need a good book to get you in the mood - Christmas Wishes is a collection of short stories featuring the Holiday theme that revolve around adults who, because of a variety of circumstances, have become estranged from the Christmas Spirit. Even the President of the United States is not immune.