The Christmas songs that everyone sings, unthinkingly, can be a particular source of sadness to those for whom the words do not apply. Especially the ‘might have been’ concepts of home and family. It helps those in such situations, to know alternate words to sing to these taken-for-granted songs that blare unceasingly all around us:
Wish that you had a home for the holidays?
Reach out your hands to those you see in pain
A happy family may be something that you never had
Friends can help you start a better life again