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There tends to be pressure on families to be happy and joyous at Christmas time. For children in care, the emotions can be chaotic. Memories of Christmases past and feeling insecure about their current situation can create tangled reactions and responses. Media is full of images of the perfect Christmas and even if the children have never experienced anything even remotely close to those images, the hope is there. Many of them will have had no Christmas memories because their birth families may not have had the finances or inclination to provide a Christmas tree, stocking, or dinner. Even worse,...

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