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I Hate the Holidays

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    Christmas is tomorrow

    and it already feels like another day. I work at Toys R Us only seasonal and it's crazy people care too much about consumerism than rather celebrating what Christmas is really about. The only holiday I like is New Years Eve
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    Gypsytrails Gypsytrails 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

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    Another year of white-knuckling it through the

    holidays. Anyone else feel like they have to become a different person (a superficial, inauthentic shell of their real self) just to survive? I no longer feel like I know the proper way to engage in holiday pleasantries. :::Smile, smile, smile, Oh what have you been up to all...
    ConflictedSoul1 ConflictedSoul1 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I just want the holiday season to end already.

    Since losing my mom I feel like I will never ever enjoy them again. Sorry to be a buzzkill but I'm so over it all. I want to fast forward to January already. Anyone agree? It could be for any reason not just because you lost a loved one. Just wondering.
    batcatgirl batcatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    This is one of those things I tend to keep to

    myself. Everyone loves Christmas, right? And who doesn't like Thanksgiving? I don't. I used to, especially as a child and young adult. It was a magical time of year. I'm a Christian too, so the season had special meaning to me. (Yes, I know Christ wasn't born on December...
    maryrosevictoria maryrosevictoria 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    There is no sense in all this: the stress,

    conflict, and altercations over something that will probably sit in the back of someone's closet. There is no reason to shed tears and be a jerk to others over a day that isn't even Jesus birthday. He didn't celebrate his birthday because that was pagan. But whatever. Some...
    TMC444999 TMC444999 18-21, F Dec 18, 2015

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    Fall is here... You know what

    that means! The holiday season is here! That means more depression and anxiety than normal... I've never had a traditional upbringing let alone a upbringing with the holidays so the holidays to me bring in a reminder of what my life is not like and brings up bad experiences and...
    Platypuses Platypuses 26-30, M Sep 22, 2015

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    It makes me feel mean

    that I do.. There are parts I like. Seeing the smiles on my kids faces.. That's awesome. But I hate how it's the season of social obligations and things to buy. Things the kids have to take to school. Parties I'm suppose to go to. Parties my kids have to go to. All the crap...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    I hate them so much. I never have any good

    memories. I'm going to back to bed. Please leave me alone.
    keribaby keribaby 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    The holidays Make me want to kill myself.

    .. Something happens every year that ruins everything... ALWAYS... The holidays is my worst time of year.. I want to curl up into a ball and disappear until after February... I hate this feeling so much... The urges to cut... The thoughts of suicide because of my broken family...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    For me, it's the pressure of being expected to

    smile and enjoy "holiday things." I have 2 loving sons, well-meaning friends, and have set good boundaries with my emotionally dysfunctional birth family. Nonetheless, I don't like big parties; I don't have time or money or inclination for gift shopping, I hate the tide of...
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    markwallace markwallace 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

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    I can't wait until the Holidays are over.

    It's nothing but depressing and the media puts too much into them. Blah.. Who cares!!!
    Cheeks2014 Cheeks2014 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    NO Family Is Better Than Having My Family

    I hate this time of year. I'm married with 3 kids and my parents are divorced. My father hates the holidays and so does my stepmother, so we don't do anything with them, at their request. My husband's side consists of wealthy, alcoholic, narcissists. I not sure I can continue to...
    reallynomore reallynomore 56-60 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    **** the Holidays

    Piles of crap everywhere, loud terrible music, and tons of people stuck in one place talking alot and confusing me. Responsibilities I don't want, money spent on me I didn't want, expectations... **** THE HOLIDAYS
    Geza Geza 26-30, M 11 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    BOJ1988 BOJ1988 26-30, F Dec 25, 2015

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    The stress, the family,

    the fights, the traffic. I hate it all.
    Raregolds Raregolds 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    Note: elf on the shelf.

    Evil. And creepy. I hate those things. Usually I go along with Christmas 'magic' stuff, because I don't want to ruin the magic some other parent is trying to create, but I have my limits. My kids came home asking about these because the elves visit their friends, ( and leave...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 31-35, F Dec 3, 2015

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    I hate my family invading my privacy.

    getting worked up over silly things and clumsily breaking my stuff.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M Jun 26, 2015

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    The holidays used to be

    so magical when I was younger. Now they're just emotionally draining
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    I lost someone very close to my heart a few days

    after Christmas 8 years ago. I still hate the holidays. I try to be cheerful, but it's pretty much impossible not to think about it.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F Dec 22, 2015

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    Too Fake And Phoney For Me...

    I just don't like when people decide to treat you different just because it is a holiday. What about the other days, when you usually act like I don't exist.. ? How about those days? On top of that, it just is beyond me to blow alot of money for just one day when every day can be...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2011

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    I Wish I Were On An Ice Float Somewhere Else...

    Lots and lots went on between my husband and his family. When his father died, his brother took all the money and went to Central America, where he lives. Their mother defends him, although, if she has a couple of glasses, she admits that he's not very nice. We try to put all...
    vitabeata vitabeata 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    My Family Doesn't Feel Like Family :/

    I hate the holidays because my family doesn't feel like family to me. My cousin (who is the only one that actually feels like family to me) asked me to go to her thanksgiving party but I don't want to because I'm sick and tired of going there when it's torture. I feel like none...
    Brody1530 Brody1530 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    Well tomorrow is thanksgiving

    and I can't wait for that **** to be over. Family time sucks.
    freeyourdome freeyourdome 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    "Well **** head thank you

    for letting me know that you were not coming over tonight. How ignorant of you. I can see were your devotion is. You and Mark can go to hell.I don't need either one of you." an actual text message to my brother from my mother. I'm stuck at work with no choice. he is sick...
    markwallace markwallace 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    Two In Particular...

    Holidays are stupid.... I hate them... Nothing good ever comes of them at least for me. Everyone else has a family or friends to spend time with, what the hell am I supposed to do? The other holiday I hate is Valentine's Day... Not only is it three days after my birthday, and I...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    I'm not trying to seem like a grich,

    but I hate the holidays. People with their fake smiles and waiting around to get something. Especially, bad when you our alone. Not having a family has been difficult my whole life. Especially during the holidays. My problem understanding is family only want to talk and be nice...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I hate the holidays..

    It seem that everyone has a party and or invited to a party but not me.. I don't even get a christmas card. I wish I can find a place where there ain't no decorations up ,no holidays commericals on tv, no holidays singing on the radio, I just don't want to think about it.. My...
    eyeamalive eyeamalive 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Beens...

    Once upon a time a little girl with bright blue eyes was born to some misguided individuals who thought the child would fix their broken marriage. Consumed by their own pain they neglected and abused the child. Finally parting ways and the father took custody. The father and...
    tinyheart tinyheart 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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    I used to love the holidays,

    but after my deployment and being away from family for a while, I tend to not enjoy any holiday as much anymore. 4th of July was my favorite and now I try and get away from any major fireworks shows because of my anxiety. I just wish this doesn't continue if I eventually have a...
    CYM4308 CYM4308 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    I could actually understand

    why the suicide rate goes up around the holidays.
    wieman351 wieman351 51-55, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I used to love the holidays.

    When in the service(US Navy)I always worked my schedule to get home for Christmas to New Year.Now I am separated,I live away from my kids and my only company is 2 Guinea Pigs,I can't wait for Jan 2,to get past this year.
    Pablo56692112 Pablo56692112 56-60, M Dec 31, 2015

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    Glad There Are Others...

    I'm spontaneous....I feel the holidays are forced....I hate the materialism, the noise, the "I should feel a certain way " aspect about them....
    artist33 artist33 66-70 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    I can't stand all this "Holiday Celebration"

    crap. I don't like being around people who are constantly "cheery" talking about their "loved ones" and how they enjoy the family togetherness and sharing gifts etc it literally makes me sick. It all seems so fake and superficial. January 2nd cannot come soon enough!!!
    thethirdman49 thethirdman49 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    I understand. I hate the charades.

    And I just dont like all the faciness of it. If people got together and just gave someone some actual one on one intimate discussion and were very honest about their past years challenges, and listen to yours... And then part with truly heartfelt hug.... That's my perfect...
    Karicat Karicat 46-50 Dec 9, 2015

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    Thanksgiving is this week.

    ..no need to post what's going to be on your table....we're all eating the same stuff....
    Wolf2U Wolf2U 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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    I hate the holidays! I can't wait

    for them to be OVER WITH! I grew up poor and the holidays were depressing. My stepdad passed away years ago and his funeral was Xmas eve. That lovely experience, combined with the fact that we didn't have a holiday dinner that wasn't provided by the Salvation Army or some...
    magstermi magstermi 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    This time of year makes me realize

    that my family is a dysfunctional mess and we all hate each other just a little bit. Are all families crazy or just mine? Because we're a messed bunch
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    That time of the year is coming,

    and I am already feeling cranky! I hate the holidays so much! I would rather down a bottle of ghost pepper instead of having to put up with this crappy season. I actually don't mind the time leading up to the holidays. I do like some of it, but the actual day itself is so damn...
    Shorelove Shorelove 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2015

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    I am feeling so nauseous.

    I get sick at the drop of a hat and the holidays makes it a million times worse. The vomiting is psychosomatic I think. Something about the holidays literally makes me puke.
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F Dec 24, 2015

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    Shopping And Returning The Items

    I am totally turned off by every aspect of the holidays where its preparation has become such a stressor that it's not worth it. It should be about spirituality, period. We don't need a 20 pound Turkey carcass, a party tray, to get wasted with beer and to watch football to...
    Ware2Run Ware2Run 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I Really Hate Holidays!

    When I was younger, I used to love the holidays and now they really suck for me. A few months before Thanksgiving and Christmas, I start to feel the dread that's heading my way and I start getting depressed about having to go over to the relatives house. Year after year it just...
    escher2013 escher2013 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Peace on earth, good will towards man.

    What a joke. The holidays seem to bring out the worst in people. We are buying things we can't afford for people we don't like and who probably won't appreciate what they are given. We are stressed because we don't have enough time to get everything we believe is necessary...
    jeannie9999 jeannie9999 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    I have described myself

    as the holiday Grinch. I hate holidays because of the expectation of social interaction. I spent last Halloween crying in a hot tub by myself. I cried on the fourth of july because I hurt my knee running a race I didn't train for and I had ideas and plans for my bf and I but we...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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