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It's OK to be angry when there are things to be angry about, and it's OK to feel upset when there are things to be upset about. I don't think you should have to feel guilty on top of it for not having some kind of seasonal spirit.
I had a hell of a week too. I had an insane amount of work to get done, and we're both sick, so the tree has lights but no ornaments yet, and we didn't take our yearly Christmas card photo, which bums me out immensely.
You can't force yourself to feel a way you don't feel, and I don't see the benefit in trying. The only thing I can do (and your mileage may vary) is to take some actions to try to turn things around. I got the work done (phew!); we got a humidifier to take the edge off the coughing; and I'm reaching out to give you an internet hug.
And now I feel a wee bit better about this awful, awful week. Not much, but a bit. So I've got no secret methods to feel better or any way to help you, really, even though I would very much like to. I can, however, say that I feel for you, and I'd give you a hug if we were in the same room.