This date is easily recognizable, perhaps the most recognizable--except for the next twenty-four hour time period, Christmas Day.
Many people have been waiting for something that is finally here. There has been a lot of effort planned, and the time has finally come.
It is not surprising that the time period after Christmas and for the next month or so is the most depressing period of the year. There is the weather, the debt incurred because of the extra expenses, and there is also the feeling that Christmas was not what it should have been.
Expectations are powerful things. The person that expects to lose and loses is not greatly distressed. The person that expects to win and loses is in a totally different situation.
The Christmas Day text is from John 1, with the words about the 'Word', the 'Word' that was God, and the 'Word' that became a man and dwelt--literally 'tented' among us.
What would you expect on a camping-like trip with God? I'll let you think about that for a while. I'm sure you could come up with a few things.
It's no wonder that this gospel account goes in a different direction than the rest; it started in a very different place!
What's your starting point? It, most likely, is yourself. That's not too bad.
Actually that IS bad--in the sense of sinful, or, more bluntly, full of sin. That's the source of the depression, the expectations, and everything that goes wrong.
The answer is realizing the problem, confessing it, and moving onward to the full and free forgiveness. That's a wonderful end to any story--even yours.