Throughout my working years as a clinical psychologist I had many patients who would become depressed during the Christmas Season. Mind you, not necessarily Chanukah. Though both festivities are celebrated as family events.
I have done quite a bit of research on widowers and how they fare during these holidays. I found out that most of those who had remarried felt that they had a family of their own, even if it was interpreted as a family of two.
Well, those were other times.
Durante todos mis años ejerciendo como psicólogo clínico tuve muchos pacientes que se deprimían durante la Navidad. No necesariamente durante Hanukah... A pesar de que ambas festividades son consideradas de tipo familiar.
Bueno, eso fue en épocas pasadas.