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I Hate Christmas

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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 22-25 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I can't stand most holidays

    but Christmas is especially difficult for me. So many bad memories attached to a time that is supposed to be filled with happiness and joy. Sometimes I feel a bit jealous when I see people filled with the Christmas spirit. I just do my best to get through and pretend that it's...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    I always forget about Christmas.

    I don't buy or receive presents anymore so I am never in a store's seasonal isle. I don't watch TV, so I never see the Christmas commercials. I always read things on the internet that have nothing to do with the holiday. I just realized today is Christmas Eve even though I...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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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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    It's not an anti Jesus thing.

    I just hate what it ultimately brings out in people and how it makes me feel. ..each year it gets worse,
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    Christmas is about giving,

    not receiving, I hate it because it's filled with ungrateful greedy children.. My parents taught me that, that it doesn't matter how expensive it was, or anything, it's the thought, and to this day id rather give someone gifts than receive any
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    daniellemx daniellemx 22-25, F Dec 25, 2015

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    another absolutely miserable one coming up,

    I won't see them or hear from them, sometimes I wish that I could just go to sleep and not have to wake up again
    shamrock40 shamrock40 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    I hate Christmas. I'd

    rather not even get out of bed Christmas day. I love my family in small doses, but my sister can't respect that I don't want to spend daaaaaays with them and she puts the guilt trip on me and berates me, telling me I am not sacrificing enough for my child (I've been a pretty...
    dawn1ofmany dawn1ofmany 51-55 Dec 25, 2015

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    It's a love-hate thing.

    I love Christmas because of the music, the Christmas lights (but we never put them on our house) and the hot cocoa and the Christmas tree. Basically the Christmas spirit. However. I hate gathering together for family dinner on Christmas, because my family is a bunch of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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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 9 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    I hate Christmas. It's been a systematic decent

    into loathing for me. I used to LOVE Christmas! I loved the beautiful lights and decorations, food and parties. The hatred of it started years ago when I was living with a guy who had two kids. That poor dude was beside himself because he couldn't afford to give his kids the...
    LifeSentenced LifeSentenced 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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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 41-45 5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    I honestly can't stand this fake holiday,

    I pretend to care and I am glad when it's over with. So much drama, stress and bull-sh*t good will... I only participate for my wife and mom, other wise it's another working day for me... 😊👍🏼.
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M Dec 25, 2015

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    My mum becomes the ultimate bully

    and slags me off the WHOLE holiday.
    Gurle Gurle 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    Becauze this year everyone will be out getting

    drunk and having sex and i will be in my room alone upset proberly cutting
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    Christmas sucks. I have no family,

    no friends and am broke as **** and have to listen to all these ******** brag about their gifts, and "wonderfull time spent with family and friends". By gods, you can call me Scrooge all you want, I'll always hate this season with all the needless materialism and excess and...
    SunDrakon SunDrakon 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    Why do we only pretend to give a f¥<{ about

    people at this time of year? Why does it only matter now? People are lonely, homeless, suicidal etc etc all f¥<{ing year round!!! We should care everyday and have one selfish day instead of it been the other way around. This is just one, of the millions of reasons why i know...
    Wisdom8 Wisdom8 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    I usually don't hate Christmas

    but this year I'm so tired of tying everything together for my family, being thoughtful to know what people may want as a gift, making the effort to get it, wrapping all the presents, inviting everyone, and dealing with my family's ungrateful attitude about it all. No one thinks...
    Tayloroatkah Tayloroatkah 22-25 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    Horrid time of year. I see all these FB etc

    posts saying stuff about don't forget the reason for the season blah blah - and then photos showing crazy amounts of money having been spent on crap. Then photos of ridiculous amount of good being consumed by people who need it the least. This time of year just reminds me of...
    Skylalast Skylalast 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Ever since moving to Colorado,

    I've not been able to spend Christmas with my kids/grandkids/mother/other family. My husband works at a ski resort, so there's a ****-ton of wealthy, rude, entitled people all here at the same time. Every Christmas, it seems my husband has to work so I'm sitting home alone...
    mtnsistah mtnsistah 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    All i wanted for Christmas was a pizza And

    now even that's too much even when i'm not stupid enough to try and order it on Christmas day, not idiotic enough to expect them to be open. I get it people with families, unlike me, want to spend it with them. No problem, or at least it shouldn't have been. So I do what I...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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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
    BrattyAngel BrattyAngel 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    This was the hardest Christmas by far,

    and I am normally a cheerful little Christmas elf, but each year it got worse, and pretending to be happy and grateful got harder. This year in particular I struggled with so much anxiety. Sitting under the Christmas tree trying to control my breathing so I would not have a...
    wrongdirection wrongdirection 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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    Thank goodness it's over

    for another year. Such a horrid time of the year. All the false pleasantries to people who don't bother with each other the rest of the year. The ridiculous excesses - majority of costs to be felt in the coming year.
    Skylalast Skylalast 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    I live in Taiwan where myth-mas is a non-event.

    Nobody cares, nobody wastes copious amounts of money on crap that people don't want or need. Nobody believes in that pedophilic cult. That's not to say that December 25th isn't an important day in Taiwan, quite the contrary. It's Constitution Day. On this day in 1946...
    ThriceRemoved ThriceRemoved 46-50, T 2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    This picture is example of how I feel about

    what Christmas has turned into, it's just what I see around me anymore, all about giving and getting something in return... Christmas was meant to be a holiday of joy when I was a kid, gifts are great but to much pressure is put on buying gifts and putting ourselves in financial...
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M Dec 17, 2015

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    Every single Christmas I can remember has been

    terrible for me. It's just a reminder that I have no family and even when they were alive they didn't spend time with me. This year my gf is staying home to have Christmas with only her family so yet again it'll be another ****** year just sitting in my apartment not doing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    Here are three reasons why.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOTo1K_Kp0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klNQyyLpiA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBXWMb_Er90
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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    Christmas is always such a task every year to

    try and be happy for ppl to pretend to care about you for one day
    spookiemoogie spookiemoogie 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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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 9 Responses Dec 12, 2009

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    People always ask me

    if I like the gifts I get on Christmas, I usually don't get very many, but I don't even like gifts I just like the food..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I hate christmas! This time of year makes me

    extremely angry. I wasn't bought up where this, or any other holiday, was a big deal or a major event. On top of that I view it as worshiping consumerism and over consumption more than a religious holiday. It seems to be more about buying all kinds of garbage no one wants or...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    As a kid, I felt sorry

    for the Grinch and Scrooge. No one left them alone and let them spend the day as they saw fit. I kinda hoped they wouldn't give in to peer pressure and stand firm in their beliefs. The obligation to like Christmas is what I dislike the most about Christmas. It's like everyone...
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    peza peza 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    The reason why I hate it is

    because it isn't the same anymore. Nothing's ever been the same every since my mom passed away.. I just feel so lonely without her. I was planning on killing myself yesterday so I wouldn't have to be here for Christmas.. That would've been a gift to everyone
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    because I lost all hope

    for the holiday. it represents time for family and though I have one, I rarely talk to them. it just makes me sad
    abby0330 abby0330 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    Xmas songs are being played everywhere.

    Can we just wait for halloween first instead.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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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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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=fWQf6W0WKBY This is the only Christmas song and rap song I approve of
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    I really have quite a distaste

    for Christmas. The stress, the empty bank account, the weather, the guilt, the music, the running from one house to the other to the other to the other. I've just had enough. And I don't even have children yet, so I don't anticipate it getting any better. Just more demanding...
    disarmlily1979 disarmlily1979 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    In recent years I have not enjoyed Christmas

    due to not being able to see my daughters But there are some good people around the world that do good things, just because they can, if you have the time please have a read of the story link below, even though my Christmas is not a happy one, I was at least able to smile and I...
    shamrock40 shamrock40 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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