This year has been a difficult year for many with a lot of challenges still lurking in the Psyche, from unresolved stuff. The subconscious patterns could effect our relationship if we are not aware of our triggers internally. The pictorial image is based on Karpman drama triangle of interpersonal relationships.
During these festive occasions often the dynamics change with new opportunities to interact with new relationships or faded ones. Remember even if you mix with the same members every year you have changed and they have changed. This could be a challenge of needs and boundaries for everyone involved.
This drama triangle helpful to reflect on when there is emerging contradiction of opinions or choices. Before you are controlled by your subconscious patterns review the triangle and see if any relate to your role you are triggered and tempted to play. The idea is not to play any of the roles in the Christmas drama triangle.