Christmas can be a melancholy time, and we all suffer from the blues at some time or other, but this weekend I had them really bad for some reason.

I was in a local 99p store getting some last minute decorations and things. the store was playing Christmas music. Firstly '10,000 miles' by the Pretenders; then 'Silver Bells' by Elvis. Suddenly, I felt very depressed; even though those songs didn't hold any particular associations for me. I wonder why that was? I'm feeling better now.

What gives you the Christmas blues? And how do you get over them?