Yeh I hear ya.<quoted text>
For sure ignoring stuff and pretending it'll go away doesn't help. If there is a social problem it is always best to discuss and bring it out into the open.
Maybe I'm just tired at the moment and want to hear some good news rather than bad news.
Maybe I'll cool my engines down for now even if instintively I would otherwise bring up something.
As you mentioned, since its Christmas time and other Holidays we all may want to take a breather since the Holidays, especially Christmas, are all about taking a breather.
I'll take it down a couple gears for Christmas time which in my opinion starts now until Christmas.
I won't bring up anything negative unless I feel it has earth shattering importance, which I doubt will come up.
If anything I'll just focus on the positive for this Christmas time of year.