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I Dread the Holidays

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 People

    Holiday Hate

    I used to love the holidays. The smell of turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, watching colorful fireworks on the fourth of July, and basically almost every holiday my family celebrated I enjoyed. However, when I was around eleven years old, I...
    ARandomKid ARandomKid 16-17, F Sep 7, 2009

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    Just Not Feeling It..

    the past few seasons have not really been that super. I just can't get my enthusiasm up anymore. I realize more and  more that during and after the season i get hit with a mega-wave of depression. It happens EVERY year. I  only consciously realized it last year. Of...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Nov 21, 2008

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    Dreading the Upcoming Months...

    I always enjoy this time of year due to the picturesque landscape associated with Fall, sleeping on flannel sheets, taking the dog on walks, and enjoying the smells and sounds of the holidays.  That is until it gets close to Christmas and Thanksgiving. I have the family...
    Bogey6294 Bogey6294 36-40 1 Response Oct 30, 2008

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    I Don't Dread Them.

    I don't dread them, a part of me, the childlike, ignorant, innocent part of me deep in there still looks forward to them, and expects it to be happy. It's not, they depress me. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter even, I secretly expect it to be better than last year, and...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    Want To Skip It All This Year

    I don't want to be pessimistic towards the holiday season this year, but I'd prefer to just go on as usual and just not participate in everything that goes along with it. I absolutely love gift giving and seeing friends and family, but that just rarely happens anymore. It keeps...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    This will be the most difficult holiday season

    I have ever experienced. My divorce will be final two days prior to Thanksgiving and two days after my birthday. For Christmas, my STBX will be travelling to Windsor without me for a Canadian Christmas with her family. My plans for this entire season will be Thanksgiving...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 7 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Cliche

    Firstly, I hate the commercialism The christmas displays this year won hands out on getting into the windows before the Halloween displays.  The advertisments on television are advancing how you can buy christmas out of the back of a truck this year...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2008

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    This Year I Do

    Its been such a rough year for us and financially we are way behind. My wife has started a new job and she doesnt get holidays off (I do however). We always have to divide the holiday up among our families and we have little time for ourselves.....but this year with her working...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    My mother died in Jan of 2013.

    My father is dating a woman that hates me. I cooked for 2 days to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. He didn't even wait for me to finish eating before he got up and left. He had yet to return home. She has her own family that she could spend time with, why is she stealing my father...
    mcrn96 mcrn96 41-45, F Nov 28, 2014

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    I Hate 'em

    Most holidays are about families and loving, right? I hate that since it seems like each holiday, you are expecting to spend a lot of money, or buy gifts. I come from a distant family and I really have no money. When Christmas comes around, my mother yells at me for not having a...
    AlbinoLapineRedQueen AlbinoLapineRedQueen 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    I'm so not looking forward to Christmas this

    year...it was hard enough when we lost dad to heart attack in 2011, but losing mom this past January has made the upcoming holidays provide me with so much angst. I find myself running away most weekends hoping to forget the season altogether. This is so not fair to my two...
    Fornicaria Fornicaria 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    I Can't Face It This Year

    I had to make the dreaded weekly trip to WalMart yesterday,...I despise that place, yet I shop there because in my town there really is no where else. Anyway, I was shocked that it is already decked out in Christmas trees, poinsettias and Christmas songs blaring from the speakers...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F Nov 10, 2008

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    Er.. Well....

    It's not actually the holidays I dread- it's the way some people behave during them that irks me.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 17, 2010

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    I'm anxious and in need of some advice.

    I have a holiday booked in October with my boyfriend, his mum, dad, brother and his girlfriend. I would love to go on this holiday just not with these people I don't get along with his brothers girlfriend she's never made an effort with me and looks down on me which due to me...
    BMS1295 BMS1295 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    It´s That Time Of The Year Again........

    Well, actually this year it has started even earlier. I saw Christmas merchandise in September and by mid-October Christmas was in full bloom in all the stores and shopping centers. People feel compelled to buy, buy, buy, even if they get trampled at the door on Black Friday...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    This Year

    Oh God it is going to be so horrible! I will be all alone. I can't bear to think of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 8, 2009

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    Alone This Year

    I used to love the holidays. I don't know what happened. As the years progressed, I grew less and less enthusiastic about this time of year. Please, don't get me wrong. I love this time of year for other reasons and holidays in general aren't so bad. It's a nice time to celebrate...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2010

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    Our anniversary was October 11th.

    She went to our cottage in Canada and I stayed home alone. My birthday is today. She is in Canada with family for a wedding shower and I am moving my things to my storage unit. She did surprise the heck out of me by getting me a birthday card and a Cabela's gift card, so...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    I hate being all alone on the holidays because it is depressing. One or two here and there would be okay but because of situations in my family I am usually all alone eating deli turkey sandwiches on most holidays.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response May 12, 2011

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    MY WAY

    I really hate the commercial craziness of the holidays. I find it ridiculous how people ruin the occasion by turning it into a shopping match forgetting the true meaning of the festivities. I hate how rude people are at the stores, the supermarket, the roads, because they are...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2010

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    I Dread the Holidays, But I'm Not Really Sure Why.

    I must admit, I have wonderful memories of holidays as a child.  I come from a fairly small, but close knit family.  My parents are still alive and still very much in love - they have been married for 52 years.  My 2 sisters, my brother and I are all in good...
    deliqueen deliqueen 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    Not Ready To Move On...yet.

    I've written here before about my current battle with depression. It took me many, many years to finally realize that I am living with this affliction. My world had to very nearly end before I was forced to face the truth & to finally find the strength to ask for help. My...
    MisterC MisterC 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Dec 18, 2010

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    I really hate spending the holidays alone.

    I'm ready for it to be over with already! Get back to the normal life, where being alone isn't something depressing. Tears are my gift this year.
    DeeplyLoves DeeplyLoves 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I can't celebrate holidays like the majority do lol:) I don't get ANY pleasure of holidays. Parties wear me out, dinners in company make me feel like abeached whale. All I do...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F Jan 1

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    1/11/15 Here we go again~~~ Just after the New Year began, we went shopping. As we were walking through the aisles, we came upon a section stocked for holidays. It was crushing...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm not having holidays now, but I enjoy my holidays! mostly I go for an sleepover to my friend's house, or we'll hangout somewhere! I won't mind if its a 2day holiday or a month...
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I've been a grateful dreadhead for going on 4 years and let me tell ya, it's been a trip! These babies have been with me through parties, festivals, cold hotbox sessions...
    ShamanVayda ShamanVayda 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I am on my way to get dreadlocks but I am waiting for my hair to get more longer. I am so excited for this journey!
    adarsh121 adarsh121 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I love guys with dread locks they are sexy
    jaddielove024 jaddielove024 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I have gained 15 lbs drone the holidays and can feel it. Just enjoying good good and deserts.
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M Jan 1

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    There seem to be certain days of the year when society decides to punish we single people. One of them was yesterday. New Years Eve. More than almost any day of the year, we are...
    Spaneele Spaneele 51-55 1 Response Jan 2

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    I gained about 5-7 pounds over the holidays, for the first time in my life instead of feeling a six pack, I feel this layer of softness and my man boob area jiggles when I walk, it...
    Fatlover831 Fatlover831 18-21, M Jan 5

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    My cousin's friend who was staying with him over the holidays. What a Christmas present it was...hanging out with him and my cuz in the basement all while in bare feet. He was new...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M Jan 13

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    I am glad Xmas is over for another year aren't you?
    stefanv stefanv 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    This is the time I feel the most alone.
    Amethystgem98 Amethystgem98 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Day one! Just got twisted up, and I must say, I look forward to hitting that one month mark. But even as my excitement bubbles over, I'm so nervous. I mean, I'm definitely excited...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Sorry! I skipped a day :p Well today's day three. The only complaints I have are how the twists on the back come undone while I sleep. That and the itching. Good God the itching...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Jan 15

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    For 3rd time....I'm terrible at maintaining them.
    AsgardRain AsgardRain 41-45, F Jan 19

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    Day nine and still counting!!! I had to get them retwisted a bit early tho....I'm considering having an actual pro do them instead of my sister. I mean, I'm grateful and all, but...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Jan 21

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    nothing fun or fancy.everybody spend time with their family.and i don't have any family want to spend with. i'm all alone untill more five days!! i'm super bored and sad. someone...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 1

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    Both children, my wife, her sister, 2 nephews and a niece. They know what happens when they step out of line, yet they still do it.
    phileddie phileddie 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Italy is such a cool place tho, spending my hols here was a good choice I'm gonna come back next year lol
    Beary101 Beary101 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I have been on holiday for one week and just got home! It's been a real journey for me because not only did I have no intenet to use my laptop my charger for my phone broke in half...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I know the world is beautiful due to diversity, however, it saddens me that I've yet to come across more individuals like myself. I'm not putting myself on a pedestal, but the...
    zealots201 zealots201 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well, it's been six months now. I was hoping, by this time I'd be completely over him. But, I'm not quite there yet. Still, I must give myself kudos as I've come a long way...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 10 hrs ago

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    This complex undefined non exclusive "relationship" of ours is a constant source of strife and confusion for me. What is "allowed" and what feels right at are times the complete...
    MrsGrey MrsGrey 26-30, F 41 mins ago

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    I woke up, got dressed and drank a smoothie all while it was still dark. I said goodbye to my family that was leaving for the airport, and got ready for work. I oddly enough did...
    humangarbage humangarbage 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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