It's always a mixed emotions night for me though... I've got a litle cousin who's really fond of me and viceversa, and it's kind of a torture to see how every christmas her dearest wish is to get a visit from his father (who she doesnt know cause he left her mother as soon as he knew she was pregnant after a 5 year relationship). It's quite violent for the girl to be in the middle of two people she loves.. nevermind if her father is a bastard, she'll always love him come what may and on the other hand, there's her mother telling her that if she asks again for him, she'll never talk to her again wtf?
As every year, her dearest wish didnt come true, he didn't show up... but I hope he will one day
even if he's a useless sob. The girl deserves an explanation, some apologies and to hear that her father loves her