Yes, it does. I've had many types of christmas experiences -
New York City, Macy's toy department when I was eight; midnight mass in the Chicago area, seeing neighbors' celebrations and enjoying our own small but good time; strange ones when I was a teen sans many friends when we first moved from Chicago; connecting more to friends than family in my uni years; losing my religion (think that's a song) in my twenties, but connecting more with family; tense romantic holiday seasons when I said wouldn't marry the guy; decades of married christmases (different guy) that involved driving all over creation to our families places and collapsing later to have great time with friends at our house, usually a day or two after the family scenes; divorced christmases that were still good, especially when we had the gallery; lonelier lately, but I still hear from family, old pals and colleagues.
I just got Neil's ink drawing "card" again. Well, not exactly again; he draws a new plant each year.. this time, an expanse of rhododendron.
I've resorted to just emailing good wishes, but those are individual letters.