Post # 1
I admit it, I don’t like Christmas. I don’t like the cold weather, the impossible traffic to go shopping, the Christmas songs all over the place, the Christmas themed televistion schedule. I dislike all of it. In fact I don’t remember ever liking Christmas. December 26th is one of my favorite days because it is the farthest from the next Christmas. Do we have any other Grinches out here?
Post # 3
It is good to know I am not alone! I hate seeing Christmas decorations in the store before Halloween. I dont want to hear Beyonce sing Christmas carols on the radio. I dont like all the commercialism associated with Christmas.
And I absolutely HATE people giving useless “stuff” to one another just because it is Christmas. Sure, give something handmade, give an experience, whatever. But please do not go to Wal Mart and buy me a premade gift set with snowman mugs and crappy hot chocolate. I am at the point where the only person I buy for is my son.
My Fiance and I pretty much share the same point of view on Christmas.
No offense to people who love Christmas… just my personal opinion 🙂
Post # 4
I can’t stand Christmas!
My parents are divorced so I spend the whole “holiday” running all around the state, and sometimes the one above it, prentending to like the people I’m with and the awful gifts they give me.
I hate the cold weather and the constant driving and being forced to spend time with my family. Ugh.
Post # 5
@CholeLeAnn: I hate that too! I love Thanksgiving and it never gets the proper recognition because stupid Christmas is always muscling its way in.
Post # 6
Loathe is too strong of a word for how I feel about Christmas – but I don’t really like the forced happiness and religoisty.
Post # 7
Tonight you will be visited by three spirits…
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Post # 9
Ditto the forced religiosity. I like Christmas because I like the lights and an excuse to get things for people I love. But I do hate thoughtless, waste of money, doing it because it’s socially required gifts. The fact that the Target near us was already taking Christmas decorations off the shelves a week before Christmas to make room for the next holiday. The fact that there were decorations popping up in stores 3 months before. I also hate the last minute shopping madness. I haven’t gone to any store this week because I’m purposefully avoiding mindless, riot-like crowds. And all I want to buy is milk. It’s like people lose their minds.
It could be a really nice holiday and for the most part it is. But people do seem to have an uncanny way of turning it into a circus.
Post # 10
I don’t loathe it, but because I’m Muslim I’ve always kind of felt “excluded” by it. Its everywhere! I even wanted to go to the gym today, and I got there at 2:45 only to find out they close at 3. Not cool.
I do love that everyone is extra smiley and happy though, and I do love Christmas decor, it looks really pretty.
Post # 11
My husband is a HUGE grinch. Its taken my years to get used to. I do agree that the decorations early in stores and constant Christmas carols everywhere can get to be a bit much.
Post # 12
I’ve always enjoyed certain aspects of Christmas, but now that I’m grown and married, much of it is just an inconvenience. I can’t even imagine how much more of one it will be when/if we have children.
I dislike the materialism and the fact that Black Friday has started to encroach on Thanksgiving. I dislike having to try to make both of our families happy. I hate the obsession with food that comes with the holidays and the fact that people have been bringing baked goods into my office every day for the past month.
But I do really enjoy the lights and the general good spirits, and I love it when I find the perfect gift for someone.
Post # 13
Darling Husband hates Christmas. I don’t hate it, but I hate the consumerism of Christmas. Every night on the news is all about people mobbing each other and scrambling and being greedy and mean to one another in shopping malls. Darling Husband and I make all of our gifts. I am just really anti-consumerism, so that part of Christmas turns me off. I DON’T GET IT. I seriously don’t. If I need something during the year, I get it or I save to. I just don’t like that part of it- the consumeristic getting and giving, it is disturbing to me,and ruins what it is supposed to be about.
Post # 14
I am over Christmas. My husband and I have decided to spend our last kid-free Christmas by doing absolutely nothing Christmas-related at all. No gift exchange, no holiday cooking, nada. We live across the country from our families, so it’s the perfect excuse to not have to worry about being forced to ‘celebrate’ the holidays. The commercialization of this holiday (and just about every other holiday) is puke-worthy.
Post # 15
@MissComicBook: Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I understand exactly what you mean. Christmas just pushes itself in the Thanksgiving holiday.