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I Hate Christmas

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    Christmas?

    always seems disappointing knowone gets into it and it just feels unreal
    RottenAppleCore RottenAppleCore 13-15 Jun 11, 2012

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    Christmas and everything about it sucks.

    Whiny brats, foreigners (and THEIR whiny brats) coughing all over you and everything else, this false sense of goodwill, sheeple turning out in droves and driving like ********. I HATE IT
    fufishiswaz fufishiswaz 41-45, M Dec 22, 2013

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    I hate Christmas. I came from a dysfunctional

    family who now are mostly deceased. I've survived them and at this point in my life I should be enjoying the holidays in freedom. Instead I'm saddled with the obligation of spending it with one surviving sibling who is developmentally disabled. Granted, it's not his fault, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    I'm a Scrooge. Christmas is the worst

    for me. Seeing all of the happy families together as I'm all by my lonesome..*gag
    kandysnow kandysnow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I hate Christmas. I hate

    that it's centered around gift giving and people expect me to celebrate. I don't have enough money anyway, so I probably won't buy gifts this year. I might buy for my employees, but that's probably it. I hate that my boyfriend expects it to be a family holiday. I have no family...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate it! I'm so frustrated

    that I maybe didn't get what someone wanted and what another person wished for and I know that when they open their presents they will look at me and give me a fake smile and say "thanks." But deep down, deep down I know they hate it. I don't have much money and Christmas this...
    FLHolmes FLHolmes 18-21 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I hate Christmas! I hate seeing one

    or more of my sisters break down crying because of the stress and the expectations. I hate the forced frivolity. I hate that my mother died two days before Christmas in a hospital ward decorated with a cheery Santa Claus. I just....freaking hate it all.
    njb28 njb28 36-40 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    Not What You Think

    No i will NEVER hate the true meaning, will always love the birth of Jesus and what it meant and still means for the world. No i don't mind the "rampant" materialism or the crowds at the mall, those are minor annoyances as is the daunting tasks of trying to find...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 23 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    I am a quiet shy person,

    always was - even as a young man (I am now an old man, incidentally). I am measured, deeply intellectual, not fond of frivolous conversation. I am also prone to question things. I will not do something just for the sake of doing it - "because everyone else does it" is no reason...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I Hate Christmas To

    I just wish I could just not have this hoilday. I really have no family. And all alone . Then I am here all alone. And then I have to open package buy myself people give me and it is hard for me. Put a tree so people can see when People come to see me. But there is not...
    bronica bronica 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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    i hate xmas. it sucks.

    and i especially hate the fact that the haves shove it in the HAVE NOTS FREAKING FACE. TAKE UR FREAKING XMAS AND STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DONT SHINE THEN POUND IT UP THERE TILL U CATCH A FREAKING CRAMP. WHEN WILL PEOPLE REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYONE HAS A HUGE RICH FAMILY TO SIT...
    sleepyheadt sleepyheadt 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I have worked in a shopping centre

    for the last 10 or so years. The decorations go up about October time so that's the start of Christmas! The hours of the centre are extended until midnight also. Every year around this time my job gets tough and there is ALWAYS bad news based around my job, this year being no...
    Davequenby Davequenby 41-45, M Dec 23, 2013

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    My family spends Xmas every year together,

    except I haven't been there for 20 years and it's not because I don't want to be there. I hate Xmas. I miss my family. I have no good memories of Xmas, none. My last Xmas with my family was when I was 4 years old, I am now 29. Lots of lost time, never can be made up and it's all...
    RachelWatson RachelWatson 26-30, F Dec 25, 2013

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    Like a lot of people

    who hate Christmas, I hate it because I come from a very disfunctional family. I grew up with an alcoholic non-exisitant army dad and a mentally, physcially and verbally abusive mother with a brother who followed in my mothers footsteps except for the physical abuse. There was...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    Anotherhuman's to 10

    1.  They start playing christmas music in September and by November the sound of Jingle Bells makes me wanna puke 2.  People spend all their money on presents and then b*tch the rest of the winter about how broke they are. 3.  Plastic santas and reigndeer 4...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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    Ok, hate my be a bit strong

    but I really don't like it.
    truckerschick truckerschick 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    the small talk at the table,

    the small talk all day. the sister and auntie who stole from me. the grandparents who don't approve of my personality/life. how they laugh at things that are not funny. they are not intelligent people. i really don't like christmas day. thanks jesus, it's your fault.
    chrisjones1990 chrisjones1990 22-25, M Dec 25, 2013

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    Remembering Back

    I hate Christmas.... and always have. It all stems from my childhood. My mother was and still is a Biach in the worst way. She was very abusive  both physically and emotionally to some members of my family including me. It is something I have never gotten over. I remember...
    baker998 baker998 56-60, M 8 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    I hate it so much, thanks to a terrifying

    experience that haunts me to this very day. I found EP and decided to share my experience. On Christmas of 2002, being a lad, I crept downstairs when my mom and dad went to bed. I carried a flashlight as I was too small to turn on the lights. I entered the living room and as I...
    Flungdr Flungdr 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Jingle This Santa!

    With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would share a story I wrote a couple of years ago about the joys of Christmas shopping...Enjoy! JINGLE THIS SANTA!! Hey everybody, let's go Christmas shopping together!  I've made my list and checked it twice and I'm convinced I...
    smallfry78 smallfry78 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Xmas Sucks....

    Christmas just ain't the same to me any more.. I kinda miss the way Christmas time felt when I was a kid. It would be nice if we had snow this Christmas just to stop visitors coming round. The older I get, the less stuff I get... The worst thing about Christmas is being forced...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    I think what makes me hate Christmas (and well,

    all holidays, really) is that the vast bulk of the associated work falls on me. And there is no doubt, it is a lot of work. Shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking... ... but even then, I'd still enjoy it, if only we could stay here. I don't want to visit relatives. I don't have...
    Cindyanne1 Cindyanne1 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    These thoughts stem from my childhood

    where our family is never a family we are not a proper family we never have been.... I HATE CHRISTMAS !! My christmas thoughts Christmas is a weird time of year, everyone seems happy and excited with the prospect that that they dont have to work for a couple of days, Great...
    BefRuss1 BefRuss1 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    "Last Christmas"

    I just heard on the radio the first christmas song for this year...Already... It was "Last christmas"... It just hurts...just hurts so much being alone this time of year... I hate the fact that soon the happy couples will appear along with christmas trees,lights and...
    just4adream just4adream 19-21, F Nov 18, 2007

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    This Christmas we actually had snow on the

    ground and seasonal temperatures. We are fairly far south geographically for Canada and we have not really had a decent winter and winter weather for Christmas like this in at least 20 years. Unseasonably cold, snow that actually remained after the first snow fall. Instead of...
    Older1962 Older1962 51-55, M Feb 9

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    I hate this time of year i know people are

    always rude and greedy but Christmas makes it even worse! People become complete ******** i mean come on you are suppose to celebrating the birth of Jesus and all you can think about is buying and getting presents! And after you have spent all your money on presents and are...
    nyx39 nyx39 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Why Bother?

    I hate it too, there is no real love amongst my family. Only dysfunction and one upmanship and how little anyone has to do for another person and be able to get away with it. The thing about it is it is very  obvious. In alot of families they at least look like they like...
    hrtbrkn1 hrtbrkn1 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    Little to No Christmas Spirit Left Don't get me

    wrong, I enjoy the holidays for what they are and how they bring people together, but between the awful few Christmases I've experienced over these past years and the fact that with each year, the retail stores and media push it earlier and earlier, by the time Christmas rolls...
    SaturnSenshi SaturnSenshi 26-30, F Dec 23, 2013

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    If there is one thing

    that makes me angry in life it's Christmas. I hate it. I do not celebrate it. I make a point of avoiding my family and my partners family on this day, they all celebrate Christmas, of course, but why should I? Why should I also be made to feel like a bad person, a grump, a...
    ksylvester ksylvester 18-21, F Dec 25, 2013

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    It's War !

    A Declaration Of War On ChristmasAIN'T NO TREATY THIS TIMENovember 23, 2012The time has arrived, as it does every year, for America to be besieged by that familiar and insidious enemy: Christmas. We have endured its tyranny for 2,000 years, with its manger scenes, its mint...
    peza peza 46-50, M 15 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    peza peza 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    I hate that you visit

    once a year to be reminded of why you don't come home. You're not missed or wanted. I have never been quieter. Would have been better on my own, my company wouldn't make me cry!
    emmythegr8 emmythegr8 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    The Holiday On The Calender I Don't Crave For

    I think Christmas brings out the bad in people, becuase this is the day, or maybe even the entire month that people get selfish and arrogant and expect something in return when that's really not what the holiday is originally about. I cannot believe the amount of stupidity that...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Like A Dementor.

    The only holiday I hate as much as Valentines Day. Christmas is a soul sucking vampire, making me feel like I'll never be cheerful again. I dread this day. The expectations, the greed, the loneliness, the fake smiling faces. The realization that you are alone and poor. I don't...
    mcap247 mcap247 31-35 4 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I think these days Christmas is all about

    everything being perfect and big smiles and lot of jolly laughter. For people that suffer from mental health issues, or just anyone having a hard time, Christmas can be the holiday from hell. The suffocating pressure to have a perfect holiday season, to have your life together...
    EmmmaaaLou EmmmaaaLou 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Lost All Meaning

    Christmas has gone from a little kid's day and time to celebrate your magical deity to nothing but buy, buy, BUY! Radio stations start playing Christmas music before Halloween, Hallmark puts out ornaments in July, and the ads! I've worked retail and understand that stores want to...
    blathnat blathnat 41-45 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Cannot put into words how much I dread

    and detest the Christmas period, climaxing of corse with Christmas Day. I've been brought up with an autistic sibling and since I've grown up and spent time away from home I've become painfully aware of what is "normal" for other families. Christmas for my brother is the...
    gragee21 gragee21 18-21 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    I really dislike what Christmas has become.

    Throughout my childhood I was raised a Buddhist, but we always celebrated Christmas at my temple and I never understood why. We weren't Christians and we didn't believe in Christ, so why celebrate it at all? Why decorate the whole place to look like the North Pole and hand out...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 Dec 25, 2013

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    The last Christmas I had

    where I had presents was 1977 when I had not one but 3! A radio cassette recorder, a speak and spell and a fancy Texas Instruments calculator. Up until 1980 we always had a tree in our apartment. The Christmas of 1980 was one where my parents were bickering about some nonsense...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Christmas is such a PIA.

    All the hype gets me down. All the time and resources spent for such a selfish hedonistic holiday. The commercialism is absolutely insane and spoils it all for me. But wait there's more! Everything has to be perfect. We all are expected to live in a little fantasy world of...
    TresPerros TresPerros 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Dear christmas bahumbug

    and go **** self !!!!!! i'm sick of getting my hopes up only to have shatter every Christmas Day
    Ali37sBrattyAngel Ali37sBrattyAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I used to like x mass

    until this year. in spite of being out of work of over 5 years i try to make the best of it but this year i had enough. so i scraped and saved for something my house needed and was happy to find it on sale on black Friday which meant i could get it early. But when the day comes...
    sahensain sahensain 26-30 Dec 23, 2013

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    I hate Christmas because people seem to expect

    everyone to be happy all the time, no matter what else is going on. "But, it's Christmas." Well OK then, I guess that nothing bad ever happens around December 25th. Or if it does, you had better put on your best fake smile and say "It's fine, really, Merry Christmas."
    64cedarhills 64cedarhills 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    An impossible time of year

    when you were the door mat child of a narcissistic, abusive mother...is this horror holiday over yet???????
    farinatoo farinatoo 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Yule's Older Sibling

    I don't think I'd hate Xmas as much if people didn't assume everyone celebrates it. People who don't know me wish me a Merry Xmas not knowing what I believe; it's not like I live in Spain which is 90% Christian. Also, I'm pagan and it's really hard to see such a big...
    UUPagan3 UUPagan3 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    Stressmas Sucks

    This is the WORST time of the year. I'm obligated too much in general and during the holidays its even worse. Not only do I have to buy gifts for people who won't appreciate my effort and enjoy the gift, I have to find time to go do it. I don't receive any in return. To me its...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 5 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    I really dislike what Christmas has become.

    Throughout my childhood I was raised a Buddhist, but we always celebrated Christmas at my temple and I never understood why. We weren't Christians and we didn't believe in Christ, so why celebrate it at all? Why decorate the whole place to look like the North Pole and hand out...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 5 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I'm Not Sure I Hate It...but It Makes So Little Sense To Me

    Ok, so we buy lights made in China, which have labels which say something about the toxins on them, and to be careful, and who do you know that pays any attention to that?  We buy lights made probably by child labor and probably at least by people who are being paid slave...
    TodayNow TodayNow 56-60 1 Response Dec 22, 2010

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    I Hate The Entire Christmas Season...

    Happens right after halloween... christmas decorations in all the stores, ads on the tv, christmas trees, christmas baking, christmas everything. I hate it all. For a person who has no family (brother is estranged, father lives in England) it has got to be one of the worst...
    absolom absolom 36-40 5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Christmas Annoys Me

    I used to not be like this.. I really didn't.. But recently, I have started to absolutely HATE Christmas. It all started when I moved down to the miserable state of Florida in 2009 from my HOME in Northeast Alabama. In Alabama, it snowed almost every 2 years and I was in the...
    GuessWhoHatesFL GuessWhoHatesFL 70+, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    I'm Not Religious, So..

    Why should I have to celebrate this horrible holiday? I used to at least like giving presents, but even that's been taken away from me by people's expectations. If you don't get someone the exact gift they expected you to get, you're letting them down. We gloss this...
    Smerc Smerc 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    I hate the part of Christmas

    that leaves me alone. No parties, no cards, no company on Christmas Day. It is when I realize that my community does not want me included in their lives. I live in a small rural community where everyone know everyone else. Mostly we get along. For some reason when Christmas...
    Toshtego Toshtego 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    Bah Hum Bug

    I think hate may be a strong word. But, I dislike the greed of the holiday from the perspective of the stores. They seem to feed on the guilt of those who "must" buy. Then in the end of it all a ton of people end of just returning it anyway.
    ikattarri ikattarri 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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