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I Hate the Holidays

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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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    Envy...

    It is a horrible thing to admit.  I envy those who enjoy the holidays.  I have a husband who blows me off (no gifts) just like every other holiday (birthday, valenties, anniversary, christmas... all of them go ignored). My sis has a great guy who treats her...
    OldCow OldCow 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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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

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    Anyone else used to love the holidays

    as a kid and now hate them as an adult? The primary reason for this are my in-laws (anyone else!?). My MIL is a lovely depressed alcoholic and my brother in law is a wonderful meth dealer and felon. The deterioration of this family has all happened in the past few years since I...
    violettec violettec 26-30, F Dec 29, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Dec 9, 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 6 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    This past Thanksgiving was one I am ready to

    forget! Between falling on my right shoulder and right wrist, hitting black ice crashing the car ( 5 hours later) only to come home find out that my 2 year old has Pneumonia. I am officially done with holidays.
    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F Dec 3, 2014

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    So I'm spending today mostly alone,

    since my family doesn't like me very much and my bestie has her own family she gets to spend it with. It's okay, really. I mean, at least no one is making fun of me or being mean to me right now. Still. There's something just crazy depressing about being alone in your...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    The Holidays Are Very Depressing.

    I loved the holiday’s before my children grew up and decided that I am not good enough to spend the holidays with, so now I spend the holidays alone with my cat. I remember all the holidays past when my children were young. Those are the holiday memories I embrace. I am...
    oohtoo oohtoo 46-50, F Nov 24, 2011

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    Am I the only one who is alone on the holidays?

    Family lives in another state, I see them 1x a year. someone just called me a Debbie downer. I was upset by how could anyone survive being alone on the holidays? then I remembered I do it every year. and that makes me strong. I was feeling sorry for myself but I bet my one of my...
    TearsWW TearsWW 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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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    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 51-55 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Just "ugh"!!! It's time

    for my yearly visit to the liquor store so I can attend all these long family gatherings and pretend to like it.
    Ladyscorpioz Ladyscorpioz 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    Christmas Music, Family Unity, Happy People...oh Please!!!!

    I have always hated the holidays..it just goes on way to long.  Maybe I'm jealous of all the happy little people who have families that give a crap about you, but I have never had a thanksgiving, christmas, easter, whatever with a real family.  I think people have...
    paularaerae paularaerae 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Here we go another round of depression.

    .. Ugh why do holidays have to be so depressing
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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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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    I hate this time of year.

    Just want to jump in my bottle of Bacardi and disappear.
    MissingPuzzlePiece1 MissingPuzzlePiece1 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I hate the holiday season.

    It's impossible to get anything done, other than shopping. People don't answer e-mails, don't return phone calls, everyone's mind is somewhere else. No decisions get made. It's a terrible time to try to actually accomplish anything real -- especially when it comes to trying to...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Dec 19, 2014

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    Too Many Years Dealing With Horrible Family Members Have Forever Ruined The Holidays For Me....

    All I want to do now is do just the things that I find enjoyable during the holidays. I like to treat them as just an ordinary day off. I watch films, read books, cuddle with my cats, and do math problems. I don't even want to attend holiday events at my friends' homes. Don't...
    survivor2thriver survivor2thriver 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Every Year The Same Drama

    These last five years are the beginning of my celebrating the holidays. Because I got married five years ago. If I had known then what I know now. I just don't know if I would have gone this route. There is so much more to this, I am not sure if I ...
    TiredofDrama TiredofDrama 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Like seriously. Who do I have to spend them

    with anymore? Like my family disowned me. Like for no reason too. Like my dad left when I was young because my mom and dad split and my mom took us with her. And then my mom remarries and her new husband doesn't like me so he makes her kick me out or he would leave her. And she...
    suckmyfrick420 suckmyfrick420 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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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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    It is now 5:30pm on Xmas day.

    Can anyone tell me *why* ***everything*** is closed today? Let's be reasonable after all. Today is a day celebrating the death and rebirth of a religious leader (Christ) that only a small percentage of our country actually ***actively*** worships. Shouldn't the people who...
    Istrausberg Istrausberg 61-65, F Dec 25, 2013

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    Hey guys So today was my last day of school

    for the year. So I have a six and a half week break after this. Lemme just say that I hate holidays. HATE them. I always feel more sad than I usually am. And I won't be able to see people who are really important to me. I'm really here to just ask for advice. Does anyone have...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F Dec 15, 2014

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    I use to love the holidays,

    but not anymore. Let's see, why do I hate the holidays? Well, my parents are gone and my two older brothers live out of state and we barely talk. They are so busy living their lives', that we just seemed to drift apart. My husband's family are a bunch of freak shows. Their...
    wieman351 wieman351 51-55, F Dec 24, 2014

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    Family who we haven't seen in 12 years is

    coming over and I am angry and pissed and want them to just stay far away because my family ******* sucks.
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    I'm not fond of them.

    I suppose if I had kids and stuff things would be different. Actually the main reason I wanted kids was to make my own close knit family so that when holidays or special occasions came I could for once experience that. Plus I have that closeness all the time. But no I don't...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 20, 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 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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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    Bah humbug! Putting up the stink in' tree.

    Grouch grumble mumble. Such a pain in the arse just to have to take it down again in a few weeks. Guess my heart is 10 sizes too small.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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 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

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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 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 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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    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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    Just because I can't afford Thanksgiving dinner

    and removed myself from this year's family dinner because octant afford to contribute, my mother has canceled all future dinners with us. I'm no longer welcome. I can't help it that I married a man who won't provide for his family. A man who is in financially inept and thinks...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    There is something coming up

    and I'm dreading it already. The holidays are time of joy, sharing and caring. I don't mean to be a Scrooge but I hate it. It hurts me deeply every year to think that my late parents won't be around to celebrate it with me. Literally speaking, I spent the holidays just inside...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Nov 10, 2014

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    Here it comes again and I just want it to be

    over already. In my town, it seems like they were selling Christmas decorations before the Halloween costumes. It seems like the holiday season starts sooner and sooner every year. I want to vomit every time someone asks me if I am excited about Christmas. Or, are you ready...
    SaiaN SaiaN 51-55, F Nov 11, 2014

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    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    I haven't recieved a present from my parents

    since I was 6 years old and that was just because we were with relatives and they didnt want to seem like bad parents. And not just for christmas no holiday ever not even my birthday. And my mom is really sarcastic and condescending about it. I know that christmas and such isn't...
    Letsnot Letsnot 18-21, M Dec 25, 2013

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