Christmas is a hard day to ruin for most people. It takes a lot to kill the Christmas spirit, but with addiction it is very easy. I know this from experience. When I introduced drugs and alcohol into my life, it took over everything and nothing was as important as the next high. Overcoming it is possible and being able to experience both sides: the misery of being in active addiction and the joy of working through it, brings out the true joy in the holidays.