Holiday Scrooges

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MichiganGirl24:  I ignore them.

Just as I have a right to enjoy Christmas, they have a right not to. Often there is something in their past that has caused them to feel this way.

The holiday season is a tough time for many people. Be just as kind to the scrooges as you are to everyone else. It’s really all we can do. We are not going to change their attitude.

Post # 4
7179 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I try not to give their ‘bah humbug’ much room to fester.  I just let them say their thing and then focus on something else.  I also don’t try to infuse any holiday cheer onto them…. when I stopped trying to change their attitude or trying to ‘help’ them see things MY way – it helped a great deal! 🙂    

Post # 5
2136 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MichiganGirl24:  I love Christmas time, but I really hate that it starts so early these days.  I like to enjoy fall, feel the weather get colder, and be closer to the end of the quarter (I’m in grad school) before the holiday season starts.  And most of all, I want to give attnetion to Thanksgiving first!  Poor turkey gets totally overshadowed! (in the US).  For me, the day after Thanksgiving is kind of like the “start” to the holidays….and it makes it way more special for me!  I don’t get tired of the decorations or music, and it’s way more exciting knowing that it really is right around the corner….not two months away.  So maybe I’m a little scrooge-ish in that respect….

Re: putting up the tree and taking it down within 36 hours- that’s just lame.  And for heaven’s sake, why on earth would you go to that much trouble to just take it down a day later?!?!  Putting up the tree is a lot of work!  I like to enjoy all the effort I put into ornaments and such…

Post # 7
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ugh, we have a bunch of scrooges in my office.  We’re divided on a few floors, and one of the floors decided to have an exclusive Thanksgiving party today.  If you didn’t bring food, you weren’t allowed to participate.  The rest of us got together and had an awesome, inclusive party.

Post # 9
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MichiganGirl24:  “But I feel like Scrooges think it is acceptable to be openly negative about Christmas but not acceptable for me to be openly positive about Christmas.”

be as positive as you want, but please keep it in your own bubble! lol just because you love Christmas doesn’t mean you have to shove it in my face. Christmas is a huge ANNOYANCE- the salvation army and those annoying bells at the front of every store, sooo many people shopping inside the stores, traffic sucks, nothing but frustrating Christmas movies on tv to watch AHHHHHHHHH!!!

Post # 11
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I definitely have an office Christmas Scrooge.  She got divorced over a decade ago and still pines for the big family holidays she used to have with him.  The thing is, her entire family is local and she’s so negative and smarmy, she complains about spending any sort of time with her own parents or siblings.  She’s constantly complaining about how not everyone has a happy holiday season, so I tone down the decorations to a tiny Christmas tree on my desk and a few items in the reception area (we’re an academic campus).  If anything, tiptoeing around her makes us all look like Scrooges to our students.  🙁

Post # 12
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi. If I could make myself green and furry I’d absolutely be the Grinch hiding in a cave.

I absolutely despise Christmas. I have varying reasons why, but I dislike the holiday, the music and the merryment (See? I am the Grinch.) It’s as bad to where I don’t shop in stores where Christmas music is playing because it makes my internal organs want to wither and die. Like my heart, three sizes too small!

However, the Trans Siberian Orchestra is bitchin.

I don’t care if you love Christmas, just don’t care that I don‘t. That’s all I expect from people! I’m not going to walk around growling and hissing at happy people, I just want to be away from Christmas and wait for New Years. I won’t rain on your parade if you won’t christmas light up my cave. I’m also one of those people that opt to say “Happy Holidays” over “Merry Christmas”, so I’ve got that going for me too. Bah humbug.

Post # 14
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MichiganGirl24:  i’m with you! love this season the most!

Post # 16
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MichiganGirl24:  Yeah… I’m the office Martha Stewart and I do it for the students who are all pretty much away from home (medical school).  It’s a fine line between making things festive and professional and not salting her wounds.

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