The holidays can be depressing for lots of people. Although we love our famililes, we don't "pick them" and sometimes family get togethers push those inner buttons from childhood. Have you tried journaling and/or meditating? Sometimes when we just quiet ourselves enough, the answers come. Alcohol is a depressant so definitely don't turn to alcohol. YOu are doing the right thing by making an appointment with your therapist. Hope you feel better. Keep looking around for what you can be "grateful" for and you are sure to feel better at least for a while. It's a good habit to get into and smile too because the brain doesn't know the difference between a real smile and a forced one. If you can't smile - watch a funny movie. Take care.
"You don't find out that God is all you've got until God is all you've got."
"The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground."
"You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven."