than Christmas

kingston_123

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An aged woman, Carla, asks her daughter a question:

Isis: You seein' anybody?
Carla: Well, you know, there was a couple of things going with some dads from school. But it gets complicated. Plus, like, there is not a better time of the year to be single than Christmas.

What is the purpose of "than Christmas"?
Source: A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
 

Raymott

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"Than Christmas" is there to indicate what time of year there is no time better to be single at.
Whether she's being ironic or not would come from the context.
 

Tdol

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However, Christmas is a family occasion, so most people would not regard it as a good time to be single.
 
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