Growing up, there was nothing quite like watching the Home Alone movies to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Watching the tale of a young boy who was left behind on Christmas was almost a Christmas tradition in itself. Even today, people around the world anticipate the reruns during the holidays!
But what was it that made these movies so endearing? The fact that they were stories of spending Christmas alone—away from family.
Christmas Away from the Family—How it Feels
Kevin isn’t the only person in the world who’s been “left behind.” There are several other anxieties at work here: he’s all alone on Christmas, one of the most festive times of the year. He knows his family is away somewhere, celebrating, while he isn’t. He also knows that his family misses him, but there’s no way to be with them. There’s a reason the movie appeals to us—because we’d all feel the same way if we were ever in that situation.
Emotional fragility comes to the fore at such times. Perhaps you wouldn’t mind being alone the rest of the year—but Christmas Eve? You’d be missing out on the food, the traditions, and on everything that comes with it.
How Christmas Feels for People in Jail
People in jail who’re awaiting their trial feel exactly like Kevin did in the movie. In fact, it’s worse for them: at least Kevin knows his family will be back after Christmas. But for a person languishing in jail, there’s no telling when your trial will be scheduled. There’s no telling how many more Christmases you’ll have to spend this way.
All of this can be depressing, and quite injurious to mental health. And not just to them—it’s also a psychologically damaging situation for relatives at home. Children, in particular, feel the absence of a parent very intensely during Christmas time.
Jailtime don’t just affect a person: it affects entire families.
How Bail Bonds Help
When you post bail, you’re getting an easy but efficient get-out-of-jail card. Sure, you’ve still got a trial pending and a verdict to wait for, but here’s the thing: you don’t have to wait in jail anymore!
You’re out: out with your family and free for all the seasonal festivities. Your children don’t suffer and there’s general cheer around Christmas time at home. You’ll have to abide by the bail bond agency’s conditions and all, yes, but you’re more or less free when you’re out on bail.
The impact this has on your mental health and on the wellbeing of your children around you—especially around the holidays—is massive.
And Posting a Bail Bond isn’t Difficult Either!
It’s actually pretty easy. All you need to do is pick up your phone and call a reliable local bail bond agency. If you’re in Gainesville, Florida, pick up your phone and give us a call at (352) 379-9100 today. We have over 500 successful bails behind us and 15 years of work on our resume! Find out which other places in Florida we serve here.