Do you hate Christmas?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Dave_N, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. Dave_N

    Dave_N Banned Member

    It seems like the holidays can be an especially depressing time of year if you suffer from depression and mental illness, because it appears like everyone else is having a great time with friends and family. So do you enjoy the Christmas holiday season or hate it?
     
  2. sinnssykdom

    sinnssykdom Banned Member

    Yes i do hate Christmas. I hate the whole month of December....
     
  3. Arthur

    Arthur Account Closed

    Hate it!

    People force themselves to be nice just because they have such high expectations that their holidays will be perfect it makes me sick.
    I don't need hypocrits wishing me a happy new year or whatever.
    Every day is an ocassion to celebrate if you want to, why wait for those holidays.
     
  4. damage.case

    damage.case Well-Known Member

    I like watching my kids open gifts. Everything else about the holidays sucks.
     
  5. Illusion

    Illusion Well-Known Member

    I don't hate Christmas. As a matter of fact, I love Christmas. However this year its depressing for me, as well as the holidays in general. We aren't really getting to have Christmas here this year cause my mother will be in the hospital having the baby. I feel like the baby has messed everything up and is the boss of the house now. I miss being it being just 3 people in a cozy living room sharing laughters and joy. I looked forward to it all year, and now its ruined. Perhaps I'm just selfish or haven't realized I'm nearly and adult now.
    I guess you could say the song "Where Are You Christmas" by Faith Hill matches me perfectly this year. The beginning of it at least pretty much.
     
  6. Pow

    Pow Well-Known Member

    It's horrible when you have to spend it alone.
    But I like it when random people say Merry Christmas, it's nice to have abit of joyfulness once in a while.
     
  7. A1231988

    A1231988 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty indifferent. December is just another month to me.
     
  8. Crue-K

    Crue-K Well-Known Member

    I don't hate it, but I do not care for it. If I didn't have children, christmas would pass like any other day for me. I do object to being bombarded by shops, manufacturers etc for the need to buy there products. Everything is overly commercialised. I do however prefer it to be commercialised rather than it being celebrated as a religious holiday. I've spent £1500 on presents for my 2 kids, the amount seems to be getting higher year on year. TV at christmas is shit, all repeats and crappy feel good films, and the absurd tradtion to the Queen's speach, WTF? who really gives a shit about this royal parasites year has been. Actually, after this rant, I probably do hate christmas after all. Baa humbug!!!
     
  9. black orchid

    black orchid Well-Known Member

    I dont hate it or love it, as a kid I used to really enjoy it but like everything else that changed when I had to think about other things instead. To me its great for kids and people who are part of a family but for people on their own or away from their families it just makes things so much worse
     
  10. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    The only thing that I dislike about ANY holiday is how commercialized everything is.

    "Oh, it's a holiday again! Better go out and buy things!!"

    Buying, buying and... buying are what is important on holidays.
    Any original message (if there ever actually was one) just gets jumbled and doesn't make sense anymore.


    But, no- I don't hate that Christmas is supposed to be a holiday of 'giving' (although for most people it's a holiday of getting)
    I do really get irritated by the constant Christmas music playing in most shops from Halloween all the way until effing newyears, though. -____- ugh.
     
  11. doityourself

    doityourself Well-Known Member


    Exactly!!!!
     
  12. Johnnyc

    Johnnyc Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about Christmas I neither like it nor dislike it.
    I have ended up in the mental hospital twice now the day after Christmas but the last time I went to the hospital for a broken hand and they sent me to the hospital just because of my previous ER visits.
     
  13. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    i wouldn't say i hate christmas but i find it very, very hard. i miss my family like crazy and i imagine how things would be if we were close (which we are not). i'm triggered by just about everything. i've also ended up back in the psych ward after visiting my family at xmas. it's all too much.

    i choose to spend time with friends instead. we make our own christmas. this year we can't do a turkey on xmas day so we are getting together to do it later in the week. i like finding little presents for them, can't afford much as i'm on disability. i also like decorating my apartment with lights and little santa figurines and cooking some holiday treats.
     
  14. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    we haven't been a family since I was 8 so
    haven't celebrated it since. Its lonely. But I like how mom
    always give me one thing around christmas. Shes getting me new shoes :3
    So its good. Wish I had money to get her and dad something.
    I do every year so I feel guilty this year.
     
  15. gakky1

    gakky1 Well-Known Member

    Certainly don't like it but can't say I hate it either.:unsure: Always spend it alone but do that on all holidays anyways, as some mentioned it's not really a holiday, just a commercial time of the year to spend, spend, spend, doesn't seem as though I'm missing anything then.:blink:
     
  16. Dave_N

    Dave_N Banned Member

    I don't like how commercialized Christmas has become. You're expected to give the fanciest gifts or else they have no meaning. I just like spending the holidays at home with my family and enjoy some time off work. :smile:
     
  17. jasonkramer

    jasonkramer Well-Known Member

    Christmas music is an enemy of mine along with lady gaga and papa smurf.
     
  18. sinnssykdom

    sinnssykdom Banned Member

    I also wish they'd turn off the the damn Christmas music. I work in retail and they've been playing it at like full blast since November 1st. Even customers have commented on how early it was and how it was too loud and so on.
     
  19. Caster

    Caster Well-Known Member

    I definitely don't hate it Christmas, but I'm really dreading it, and New Years, for this upcoming year. Especially New Years Eve. I've spent 5 of the last 7 New Year's Eves alone:(.

    This past Thanksgiving felt like any other day pretty much.
     
  20. Dave_N

    Dave_N Banned Member

    Christmas music is nice, but they should start playing it Dec. 1st not November 1st.
     
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