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I Hate Christmas

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    I bailed on my family on Christmas Day.

    I left without telling them until I was quite a ways down the road. Had beef jerky for Christmas dinner. I'm never going back. **** them and **** Christmas.
    rchambers rchambers 41-45, M Apr 16

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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 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    It's that time of year again

    where everybody is reminded of what they don't have, stress levels skyrocket and suicide seems like a good idea. The days are short and so is my patience. Cynicism is my saving grace, because if I couldn't make a mockery of things that annoy me, I'd be some kind of sick serial...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 23 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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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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    Like Im grateful for my gifts

    but I cannot stand being stuck with this pathetic family !!!
    XButterflyBabyX XButterflyBabyX 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Please let me be gone by New Year's Eve.

    .. I hate everything right now
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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    peza peza 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Sort of hate Christmas sort of love it.

    I really have mixed feelings for Christmas; as much as I love Christmas but sometimes I have second thoughts because I don't know what kind of presents my parents are getting me whether they follow a Christmas list I give them and when they do they'll follow most of it and give...
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M Apr 11

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    I still never had a good Christmas

    so who the **** santa clause
    frost103 frost103 22-25, M Dec 30, 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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    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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    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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    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'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 2 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    Uxirusu Uxirusu 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I have no parents, two sisters,

    one whom I can just about tolerate, the other who has cancer, they always spend loads on each other but never on me, without fail each year I get the fewest gifts. It’s not all about receiving I know but makes me feel so unloved. I always give presents to everyone yet my...
    electro83 electro83 31-35, M Dec 25, 2014

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    I hate Christmas because of what my family is.

    My mom being an alcoholic and me being the one that has to try and help her is always intensified during the holidays. It's shows me the loneliness I experience most of the rest of the year since I'm not a normal person. (Please don't go into a rant about what normal means, I...
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Every year I dread December 25 cause

    for whatever reason I can't provide nothing else for my family which is just my finance an son cause I don't get along with my family due to a lot of bad blood between us. Every year living becomes worst than the last sometimes I wish I could stay asleep an not wake up but I...
    holdingontohope42 holdingontohope42 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Mentoholic Mentoholic 18-21 Dec 26, 2014

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    oh god, why is Christmas

    so big? i feel like most dont even do it for religion, they just...want to annoy me lol
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F May 10

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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 6 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I've had the worst Christmas of my life.

    Why are people such knob's?
    falsebeingwithin falsebeingwithin 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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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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    Spending this Christmas with my dog,

    all my family are out so I'm stuck at home, I didn't really feel up to seeing anybody, hope everyone else is having a better Christmas
    nathans872 nathans872 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Now at age 58, I recall fond memories of many

    Christmases past. The joy that comes from these memories was not the gifts but the comraderie and closeness of the family ties that were reinforced during those times. The best times were had as a young adult with my family and fiance. Once married, my wife and I continued the...
    bobd56 bobd56 56-60, M Dec 25, 2014

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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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    My mother died December 27th 2006.

    I was 16. The Christmas spirit slowly turned into unwanted nostalgia of happier times. As she would always become sick around Dec. Each year the songs of cheer turned into anthems for another depressing holiday. 2005 she almost died around the same time but luckily after...
    solbolt solbolt 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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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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    As I have got older I have fewer

    and fewer reasons to enjoy Christmas. I don't have Santa Claus, my children are all grown up, as I am retired even being off work is not unusual anymore. In truth I often feel pushed into doing set things and would much prefer a quiet time. The thing I enjoyed the most was...
    Snootycat Snootycat 61-65, F Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Ever since I could remember,

    the holidays, ANY holiday, any special day, makes me feel alone, sad and depressed. Even as a kid, after the whole opening the presents excitement had passed, I would feel really, unexplainably down. I never really understood how people could be so happy and then I felt bad...
    lemonista lemonista 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I (18 yo) had to sit through a Christmas dinner

    with my family. My mum (48 yo), her boyfriend (56 yo), the son of my mum's boyfriend (29 yo), the ex girlfriend of the son of my mum's boyfriend (27) and their kid (5 yo) who doesn't even know who his father is (or that he is sitting right next to him). Now that's what i call...
    michael9666 michael9666 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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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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    Christmas isn't how it used to be.

    I know this is going to make me sound bad but honestly I don't care. In the past, I used to look forward to Christmas but for the past three years, Christmas isn't how it used to be. All I ever really get are some pjs and that's it. I never make a list for my parents because I'm...
    uh2behonest uh2behonest 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Christmas is that time of the year

    where you have to have huge family gatherings and are forced to be social. I have social anxiety and Christmas time sucks for me. the nerve wrecking stress of picking presents for people. the awkward moment of opening presents in front of people whilet hey all just stare at you...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I don't HATE Christmas.

    .... I just don't like it very much
    ColeSweety ColeSweety 22-25, F 1 Response May 26

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 23, 2013

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    i have never enjoyed it it stresses me out

    and depresses me. i thought after i had kids i would feel diffrently about it,i dont. i grew up in a large family christmas was a day of drunken fighting screams pain .cant wait for the spring.
    verdeguy verdeguy 31-35, M Dec 14, 2014

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    I used to love Christmas.

    When I was a kid, I got a lot of presents and most importantly, there was a family bonding. Now... there was no family bonding and only my sis and I were the ones who cared about the spirit of Christmas. Everyone in the house had their own agenda and this morning, I got so angry...
    guhint guhint 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Christmas just reminds people of who

    and what they don't have. Christmas and every other commercial holiday can suck my balls.
    junglejimlove junglejimlove 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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