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I Hate the Holidays

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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 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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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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    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.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Thanksgiving Pancakes And Other Complaints

    Forget turkey..moms idea of TG dinner was pancakes.. A turkey was too much for three people. She was a lousy cook anyway..when she did cook a turkey when my husband and I made the 329 mile journey for TG.. It was dry as toast. She started it baking before we ever left on the...
    Naplestoots Naplestoots 61-65 Nov 28, 2013

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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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    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 46-50, F Nov 11

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    I Hate The Holidays Because Of My Parents.

    I can't remember a holiday, birthday or big event that hasn't been ruined by my parents. They constantly argue, its almost like a tradition. Not little arguments but big arguments that go on for hours, they call each other terrible names, break things, and drop the f-bomb...
    thefuture5040 thefuture5040 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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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 3 days ago

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    Every holiday we have a party at my great aunts

    so I skip out bc when I do go I'm reminded of how I'm not as pretty as my cousins and don't get good grades like they do.
    xosydneeox xosydneeox 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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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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    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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    Ruined On Them..

    I used to look forward to holidays when I was younger. Probably for the wrong reasons..ie materialistic reasons. I have since grown to hate them. My dear mother has ensured that every holiday is just another day of stress. No one enjoys them, really. She is the reason why. In my...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-most-terrifying-santas-of-all-time You're welcome.
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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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 1 Response Nov 10

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Holidays = Expectations...

    ... and that's always a bad start.  We expect so much from these isolated days.  Valentines Day, we all fall in love.  New Years, we get laid and have a great party.  Christmas, Thanksgiving, we expect our dysfunctional families to function.  And on and on. So, I like a day...
    KatzNYammer KatzNYammer 61-65, M Oct 14, 2011

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    Sour Grapes

    I never wanted much for Christmas. I mean, except for the significant number of presents, which my status as only child and only grandchild has accustomed me to. I would like to sleep in. I would like some quiet time, and as many bottles of riesling as my stomach can...well...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F Nov 19, 2013

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    No One To Share Them With...

    Wow today sucked. And the rest of the holidays to follow will be the same I'm sure..Ever since I lost my one and only, all holidays just seem to suck without someone to share them with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 24, 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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    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

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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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 1 Response Dec 3

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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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    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

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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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    Holidays? Bah~humbug !

    So we get togather with family we normally cant stand to be around the rest of the year, then theres the food..maybe its ok and maybe you'll end up spending the nite sleeping with the tidy bowl man cuz your puking your brains out (you knew someone was out to get ya). Worst yet...
    americanwoman americanwoman 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2008

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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

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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 10 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    I Just Want It To Be Over Already!

    I am so disgusted that I have seen Christmas lights and Decorations BEFORE Halloween! WTF! I am very offended by the over commercialization of the Holiday season. Unfortunately there has to be at least one Holiday Nut in the office who prances around the office wearing a Santa...
    SaiaN SaiaN 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 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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    They just make me feel wayyy too uncomfortable, plus I feel that my family just fakes our "happiness". I enjoy the food though. c:
    helloimxxxxx helloimxxxxx 16-17, F Nov 17

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    Ugh.... I absolutely hate holidays... I hate Christmas the most
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I moved to Texas 12 years ago, and rarely have I spent the holidays alone. I have traveled to see family or been with friends but I still feel alone or like I am crashing someone...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Dec 7

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    I hate being single around the holidays ugh
    adeechloe adeechloe 13-15, F Nov 27

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    Ive always had a disdain for christmas. Its depressing bc it reminds me of the big happy family that mine isnt. Ive always been a guest at the holidays bc my family doesnt care. My...
    sunspot27 sunspot27 26-30, F Dec 6

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    Hello my friends! I wanted to pop in and see how everyone is doing. I have been taking a break from complaining about MIL (I only ever vented here but it had become a daily haunt...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 1 Response Dec 6