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Anyone else hate Christmas?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by pollyparsons, Dec 5, 2009.

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  1. pollyparsons

    pollyparsons New Member

    For most people it is the time to get together with friends and family, unfortunately I will not see or be able to visit some of my children or grand children. I am blessed that I have overcome many obstacles in my life but at a very high price. My story has been published at
    www.bbc.co.uk/mystory/stories/family-and-friends/151208/ Title: The Impossible Dream. My post today is to ask if Christmas time is difficult for anyone else this year? Take care.
  2. jacknife

    jacknife Guest

    No, I don't dislike the holiday.. but why should I celebrate? Why do others try to force their culture on me? I'm agnostic, and this date has no special significance to me. It's just another day.
  3. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    I hate, loathe and detest Christmas. I'm the original Scrooge. Bah humbug!!!!! :ban::yuk:
  4. What's Christmas exactly but the remembering of Jesus' birth? If one believes in that then the celebration should be kept as a mistic experience with their faith not a commercial event of all sort. With today's difficult times for most, it is more of a strain, major strain, to keep up to rituals surrounding that day. It is a very sad day for many people who end up alone, isolated and forgotten as they are left out of busy schedule (family and friends) or unwelcomed to participate for various reasons. Too bad we educate our children from a young age on to commercialization and loose what really matters... amen
  5. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

    I LOVE Christmas.

    I love every bit of it from the overblown commercialism to the tacky tinsel to the twinkling lights, the coloured decorations everywhere, the Christmas music (except Slade!) the sense of its being something special, the sense that everyone shares it in some way (even if only to say bah humbug!). I love the spiritual side of it, both religious and pre-Christian, I love the fact that it's the one time of the year it's ok to get in touch with people without having to have a reason, I love that people make an extra effort to help others and generally be a bit kinder and nicer. I love buying and wrapping presents and giving them and I love getting them. And I love all the food, all the goodies you can't get at other times of the year. I love everything about it, even though I have no real family or friends to share it with (but working on that one).

    :santa: ho ho ho

    And before I get a shovel load of judgements heaped on my head I will say I am aware that Christmas does not have the same significance for all cultures and religions, I'm simply saying what I love about Christmas in MY culture.
  6. nok1888

    nok1888 Well-Known Member

    Have to say its the one time of year I love. Ive got a 13 y/o girl and a 9 y/o boy and to see there faces every year just blows me away, but, i know that once theyre older and doing there own thing it'll just become another day
  7. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

    It holds no significance for me. It's just another day.
  8. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've always hated it. I'm hoping to end my life before this one comes around.
  9. morning rush

    morning rush Well-Known Member

    Originally it's a pagan holliday to celebrate the winter equinox, then when christianism appeared it was about the birth of jesus...

    Before I didn't like christmas holliday because I had to go to family parties and being social phobic doesnt help one bit...now I don't really like it because it's just another day really...like the new year...
  10. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    What the holiday is supposed to represent, I don't believe in at all, and my family are pretty much at there worst around christmas and everything is totally stressful when it doesn't need to be. I love how happy people get though, and I love seeing the coca cola advert :tongue: Childish? So what :) I guess I like the feeling of joy and happiness that christmas brings, rather than christmas itself, if that makes sense? Either way, it's a really good time of year :tongue:
  11. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    I don't care about christmas.. It's not in my beleifs.. So I just give my neices and nephews money.. I give my daughter and grandaughter gift cards..The only thing I like about it is the eggnog which I spike with rum..
  12. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    I hate New Year more than anything. Everyone counting down the clock, while it feels more like a time bomb ticking for me...
  13. TaraB3ar

    TaraB3ar Well-Known Member

    I use to like Christmas, but ever since my parents divorced they all pretty much suck. Its not about spending time with family anymore now i just have to choose every holiday which parent i want to spend the day with. there are no traditions, there's nothing. :(
  14. wastedmylife

    wastedmylife Well-Known Member

    I hate that everything is closed
  15. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    Ive hated it for the last 2 years.
  16. Blanca

    Blanca Well-Known Member

    Heck yes I hate Christmas this year.........I didn't hate the other last ones when I was single.....it was simple,I was alone,I was used to it...............but this one........it hurts.......I thought that Christmas is about love and being together...........my partner didn't even ask what I would like to do..........he said he's leaving to see his parents.......it's not about US,it's about him and what HE would like to do........so I guess this will be another lonely holiday.....the only difference being I will feel more lonely/rejected and ignored than ever.............
  17. ReallyEmpty

    ReallyEmpty Account Closed

    I've hated it for a long time. It's too commercialized and it's difficult to go shopping for basics. I also hate the fact that all of the stores and businesses are closed. And besides, the presents people give me aren't even that great anyways.
  18. twc

    twc Well-Known Member

    I liked Christmas a lot when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to get decent presents and my family had a pretty good time. We weren't religious at all but we didn't care.

    I hate, hate, hate Christmas now. It's all about money, commercialism, BS, horrid traveling, stress, people pretending to get along.

    And New Years can go fuck itself, too!!

  19. Avarice

    Avarice Well-Known Member

    This is applicable to me entirely. I love how magical the whole holiday is, even without it's religious significance. People work harder, spend more and stress out all for the sake of just one day. There's just something about Christmas that makes me turn into a little child again. We always have family round or go to family for Christmas, so it's lovely seeing everyone together. There is always good telly on (though depends on ones tastes) and the Coca Cola advert that plays leading up to Christmas (and recently the Toys R Us one is back!!) really gets me in the mood. :smile:
  20. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    not really, it's quiet outside then, so quiet you can hear people in their houses arguing
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