Am I the ONLY one who can't wait for the holidays to be over??

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The christmas season is very painful to me.

I am pining for new years already.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

yes but for a different reason. firstly, this year for christmas we’re going to spend a week with my DH’s family  (here in mexico but in next state) and they don’t really celebrate it particularly. we see their extended family for an hour or two and eat tamales on the 24th. thats it. so holidays here in mexico are never as fun as they are when im in england with my family (turkey, carols, prosecco etc). so i was already thinking christmas this year will suck a bit.

the main reason though is  we’ve just bought a house – we get the keys on wednesday (woohoo!). its not ready at all – because its brand new it needs  a boiler, taps, painting, air con units, bathrooms sorted…a million little things. and then of course we need to move in.

I’m 31 weeks pregnant and want to get the house ready, set up the nursery and move in by mid jan – 4 weeks before my due date. so being away in a different state for a week makes me feel stressed. all i hear is “tick tock tick tock what if the baby comes early”

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am also ready for them to be over. I enjoy seeing family that I haven’t seen in a while, but my family also thinks that every night has to be a huge get-together, and they are HUGE gift-givers, which puts me in an uncomfortable position as a poor college student lol. SO and I have 6 places to go between Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and sometimes I just wish we could sit at home and relax. Also, this will be the first Christmas since my grandma (who I was very close to) passed away, so I’m less excited about the holiday season than I usually amUndecided

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been dreading the holidays since pretty much after our wedding. 

In general holidays are a hard time for me, but especially this year because we decided to spend the holidays in MA, where we live, with DH’s family… But his mom is now refuing to come for Christmas dinner at our house and forbidding the rest of DH’s family from coming as well because she is a piece of work. We’d both rather be in CA with my family since they are more low key.

So needless to say, I cannot wait until the holidays are over and done with. :/ 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@freshflowers:  Oh, I agree! I would much rather have a laid back family gathering.. and sometimes, we do those. It was easier when I was younger, but my parents are divorced and so are SO’s, so now I feel like we have double the family functions to go to so nobody feels left out! I swear Christmas “break” is more stressful than school for me!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Add me to your list. 

I can’t take the holidays anymore. I have yet to go shopping for gifts. I would not have bothered with decorations, but my husband loves it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m very much a Christmas person. This year Christmas is relaxed. Everyone’s coming to us. We’re catering for 15 people, which isn’t a lot, so it’ll be good. We’ve already finished our Christmas shopping (with the exception of my work Kris Kringle and the food for day of).

There is a lot of unnecessary strain on a holiday so beautiful, and it will never go away, so I make a point to make Christmas as fun as possible. Everyone is stressed, tired and broke, so we just try to make the most of it. Normally it ends with one of us throwing our hands in the air, saying stuff it, and playing Monopoly haha.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve been enjoying it.  People are generally more pleasant this time of year, especially at work.  We got our holiday bonuses this week, we boozed it up in the conference room last Thursday, and my boss has offered to help me wrap Christmas presents.  Not to mention our industry slows this time of year, so my workload is less.  My neighbors have been a pleasure to be around, and we’ve had this friendly competition with our outdoor decorations, that I’ve been enjoying.  My SO & I have been spending tons of time together doing holiday stuff.  Its been nice.  I’m kind of sad that its going by so fast.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@freshflowers:  Me!! Different reasons, though. This is my first year working retail over Christmas. That coupled with choir is just exhausting. I rarely get to see FI between work/rehearsal/performance/sleep. I actually got sent home from work on the last day of the most recent concert series because I was too tired to be there. The boss said to go home! They have since stopped scheduling me on concert days. I wish it wasn’t necessary, but it’s just so much. Not many people realize just how exhaustive real singing is. I leave rehearsal sore and sweating coupled with my feet and ankles hurting from being on them at work all day, awful.

Other than that, I really do love the holidays. I love seeing family and giving presents to everyone. FIs family lives 5 minutes from mine, so normally we’ll do lunch with mine and dinner with his for holidays. When making plans for this year, I just told my parents we can’t go ridiculously far away because I wanted to see the inlaws too and FI wants to see them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

All I know is that if one more pissed shopper cuts me off in their car because they’re in such a rush I  will scream.

Serioisly where do all these drivers hide the other 11 months of the year? A person can’t even grab a jug of friggin milk without getting attitude from at least one miserable person.

I try as hard as I can to be out there with a smile and being gracious but it wears on a person after all. 

*swears for the bajilluonith time in a row that Christmas shopping wi be done in November next year*(never happens)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@freshflowers:  Stop stealing my thoughs!  I agree 110% with everything you just said.  And if you’re not all gaga over the holidays then you’re a horrible scrooge/grinch.  I hate winter already with it’s dark and dreary days and Christmas just makes it that much worse.  Although I do enjoy New Years Eve.  I haven’t put up a single Christmas decoration this year yet.  Our families have agreed to go easy on the presents this year though and FI and I just buy each other stocking stuffers.  My mom is coming to my house (on the 22nd) for Christmas for the first time (I usually go there but my step dad and I aren’t on speaking terms anymore) so it will be my first time ever cooking holiday dinner and I’m 28!  My FI is a chef though so I’m not stressed about that at all.  We will be spending Christmas Eve and Day with FI’s family at his grandparents.  Their house is large so it can accommodate everyone comfortably but it’s still overwhelming to be around so many people and to be partaking in traditions that I’m not used to.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nope. I’m counting the days until it’s all over.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

@freshflowers:  I agree 100%. Fi and I had a little white lie to get out of xmas day but shit fell through b/c his parents delayed their trip so now we have to go to obligation dinners. THen there is the expense and the gifts. Just ugh, I know I sound like a grinch but I am so over it

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