The Canaries have endured a miserable return from their run of festive fixtures, with defeat at West Brom halting a remarkable 10-game unbeaten Barclays Premier League run which was swiftly followed by a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea on Boxing Day and then a 4-3 reverse when champions Manchester City came to Carrow Road at the weekend.
Hughton, though, will take his squad to West Ham on New Year's Day confident the group can maintain a safe distance from themselves and the battle for survival.
"We have gone through a difficult period, but we have also been against really difficult opposition," said Hughton.
"We have been close in every game, lost by just one goal each time, so I think there are certainly a lot of positives we have taken from these defeats.
"However, we have to be realistic - we are going to lose games and it is tougher for us against the better opposition.
"But every match you play is an opportunity to bounce back and we will look to do that against West Ham."