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I Am Often Sad At Christmas Time

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    Not the Biggest Fan...

    Over the years it has changed from a large family dinner to around three or four of us being able to make the effort for one day.  There are things that are skirted around and their absence seems to squeal louder than if they were being directly talked about rather than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Hate Christmas!!!

    i hate to say it, but i hate Christmas!! i used to love it, but now i hate it, mostly cos of all the hype we get nowadays!!! and by the time Christmas actually comes around, im already fed up with it all!!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    An Uncomfortable Time For Me

    I don't enjoy Christmas-time anymore.   Too many bad memories and frustrations to deal with.  In fact, the whole two-week period between Christmas and New Year is just something I have to get through, not a time of fun. When I was little we used to have good family Christmas...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    Christmas Is Sad.

    I just really don't have anyone to spend it with, everyone is either busy or away. My family's not exactly a very happy/close family so it's sad.
    Luhan Luhan 18-21 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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    Christmas Sucks.

    All my life, Christmas just never seemed to have happy memories for me. My 9th and 10th Christmases saw me talking to one parent or the other while they were in the hospital. My 13th one saw me wishing my dad was still alive. . Last year, my wife and daughter were a thousand...
    Jimmy76 Jimmy76 36-40, M Dec 24, 2011

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    I love Christmas, But.

    . This will be the 3rd Christmas since I lost my dog and this time of year is hard for me because she loved Christmas. I used to make her dog cookies and just spend time with her, but now that she's gone it just isn't the same. I get to spend time with family, and we'll have a...
    SwitchFan4Life SwitchFan4Life 22-25, F Dec 22, 2013

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    I Have No Family to Spend Christmas Time

     I am always sad when it's christmas time. I don't have any kind of family to go and spend christmas with I think last year was probably to only good christmas I have ever had. The rest I remember my dad just getting high and my mom getting drunk waking up at 3 in the...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Childline

    As a child most of my christmas' were spent crying. My brother used to make sure of that. He would either hit me, or just be cruel and evil. I remember one year he broke my mums ribs.....I ran to the phonebox and called childline...I told them if they don't take my brother away I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    Christmas Gets Lonely...

    Being alone doesnt bother me anymre, threw rough times ive had no one to really talk to. im used to all this bull ****, i hate this time of year because i feel alone the most when sues family gets together i usually go to the christas events and the big supper at nanas but i...
    sherryswinters sherryswinters 16-17 5 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    A Bit Early, I Know...

    I know its too early to talk about Christmas...but someone has just brought it to mind...and it has brought home how lonely i am....i feel so completely alone at the moment...and i think that Christmas may be worse... My friend asked me where I was spending Christmas - and I...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Always.

    I am always sad at Christmastime. It's because I always spend it alone. I have very severe social anxiety & agoraphobia & am too afraid to spend Christmas with family because of that. My mom, whom I live with, always spends it with other family members. So I am always alone on...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response May 19, 2010

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    I like christmas and all

    but iv been alone the last 3 years and well on Christmas i have no one to share my loving spirt with. All i have is my dog and best friend Jax. Hope everyone has a Happy and safe Christmas and make sure to cherish these moments with your love ones :)
    Realestshitieverwrote Realestshitieverwrote 31-35, M Dec 14, 2013

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    So Often!

    During the season i often feel at my worst. There is just something that drains me of happiness at the time. Maybe it has something to do with my family and the way holidays go down.. i don't know. After the season is over i am often so depressed i can't do anything for a month...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Sep 29, 2008

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    Since I Was Young

    It is around this time of the year I get the most sick.  Around this time of the year, I'm quietly depressed for seemingly no reason.  From the age of 18 months until I was seven years old, I would break out in sores all over my body around this time of the...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Not The Happiest Time For Me!!

    i like the idea of Christmas, but i just hate the way it gets over hyped and over comercialise'd these days, and all for what? one day and then its over!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    It's really sad how I'm always at home, all alone, with no friends to hangout with, no one to talk to... I'm just sad that even i feel so invisible when I'm around with my family...
    NynnaDavis NynnaDavis 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    "Do they know it's Christmas time at all?" This song has been stuck in my head for days, I'm loving it!
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    i am very sad i am contemplating suicide and i dont know if i have any reason to live anymore
    verino verino 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    ~Its a sad story but I don't enjoy Christmas like I use to. As a child, my grandfather was always in the christmas spirit, present wise. He gave out the best things and just being...
    Starliteyes24 Starliteyes24 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    Listening to my christmas playlist called per Christmas title. 304 songs. Will post 25 at a time He Comes Every Christmas - Murray Gold Holiday Flight - Boston Pops Orchestra...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 4

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    It does kinda die on you doesn't it? When I was a kid. It was a big deal in that all your aunts and uncles and cousins would all try and come to see you. Either that or you'd run...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I mumble a lot. I cry in my bed at like 2 a.m. when I don't really think anyone's listening. I have lots to say, and equally as much that I've kept to myself. I have things that I...
    mantarae140 mantarae140 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I NEVER ask for anything for Christmas. If I get asked what I want I say these 10 things: 1.For all our troops to be home for Christmas 2. For cancer to be cured 3. For everyone to...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    For one thing, I'm not Christian and even if I was Christmas was placed on an old pagan holiday by the Roman Empire when they formed the Roman Catholic church in order to make the...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Hey guys, I am new here and I don't usually do things like this, but I feel some unbiased anonymous advice would be very helpful right now. I don't want to seem over dramatic...
    Tinzers Tinzers 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Yesterday was my birthday. For most people that's an exiting time but for me it wasn't a good day. It started off with a **** load of rain(which I had to go to class in). I...
    FindindMe FindindMe 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ready to decorate for Christmas already, ready to do everything that has to do with Christmas, I'm already listening to Christmas music even as I'm typing this, I can't wait...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Like, beyond all reason. I love EVERYTHING, the lights and traffic and wrapping paper and gift shopping and ESPECIALLY Christmas carols, and Christmas Mass and secret santa and...
    Adonaia Adonaia 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Rankin and Bass by far the best children christmas shows. Although Disney's House Of Mouse Snowed In and Once Upon A Christmas really good and don't forget all of Jim Hensons...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 11

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    I'm always looking forward to Christmas, even when it's just 1 day after Christmas. And I love Christmas songs <3
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Even though it's way to early from now, I just feel its natural presence. I am actually listening to an old Christmas songs of 'The Jackson 5'. Their jingles really suit and sooth...
    JANZEL JANZEL 16-17, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I have failed my my wife. It took an entire year for me to be able to admit that or even see it. For the last year it's been "my wife is selfish" or "my wife is unreasonable." But...
    TonyM323 TonyM323 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    It's nice to get the family together and have a nice meal,but at the same time it's kind of stupid that it takes a "special occasion" for us to just go out for a meal.Plus,not...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I have someone in my life that I truly care about, and usually go the extra mile for. Even when this person was sick, I was the only friend to bring over meals, visit often, and...
    gardeniapetals gardeniapetals 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I used to love Christmas. I used to get so excited about decorating & wrapping presents. Now I wish there was no such thing. I wish we could just celebrate New Years Day and...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Always in the mood to watch christmas variety shows. Bing Crosby always had a great show each year but as a kid I remember the Osmond Family shows. John Denver did a great one...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 10

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    I don't know about these days it has been different each year because of different circumstances. Anyhow, when i was younger mom would have finger foods like sandwiches sausage...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I never understood why Christmas carols are only sung at Christmas . In the Mid Bleak Winter Frosty Winds Did Blow , could be sung at Harvest . We would then remember those whose...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M Oct 13

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    That's a good reason. I already have used that technique, one can revisit ones past, as the feelings remain in the present How? Well, as I said, it's a technique to re-enter the...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm excited for it already! I started some shopping already. :) and we Are hosting Christmas this year at our new house! I'm just not excited for Christmas music. It's the worst...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    CHRISTMAS - Universal time of celebrationHappiness is in the air - because GOD has sent aRedeemer - His Son Jesus Christ - amen. TheIncarnation signifies that Jesus Christ - TheSon...
    ANGELLITA ANGELLITA 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So much. And Thanksgiving. And pretty much any national holiday that forces me to socialize. I dread the presents as I do not reciprocate. I hate that. I look like a douche. I...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Am Sad I Need Someone to Talk to Yesterday, I realized that I sometimes feel a little bit guilty when I'm feeling normal or not sad, because I am thinking that I MIGHT have mild...
    smallpancakes98 smallpancakes98 13-15, F Oct 1

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    My story is a simple one. My daughter, our only child, has almost completely stopped connecting with me. Throughout her childhood, she was closest to me, and we had this pact of...
    Neila1 Neila1 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Christmas vacation has always been my favorite!
    Deansgirl6270 Deansgirl6270 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I was inspired to write this by a new friend. So often we get tangled up in the what about us, that we often forget about the who? I am a boss, and employee, a father, a husband...
    ChefBri3030 ChefBri3030 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Don't get me wrong I love Christmas! But I miss the old days I use to watch Xmas victorious and watch the wonderful nickelodeon Xmas comersals. And I very minty Chistmas. Good old...
    Forders2 Forders2 18-21, F Sep 26

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    Last christmas all I got was a book and a pair of headphones. No one cares anymore