Five SIMPLE Rules for Happiness are:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
If you think that this year is not for you at least make it to the point that this year you're still alive and kicking! And even though you had problems these are part of your life and don't ruin the happy moments just because of those problems!
Be happy and contented! Merry Christmas! :)