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I Hate the Holidays

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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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    Shopping And Returning The Items

    I am totally turned off by every aspect of the holidays where it's preparation is 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, get wasted with beer and watch football to "Give Thanks...
    Ware2Run Ware2Run 46-50, F Oct 2, 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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    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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    Aaarrrgggg!!!

    Why can't they just skip over November and December and go right to January? I hate these two months with the people having fun and partying and families getting together and laughing and reminiscing, blah, blah, blah....makes me want to barf!!! My family split apart after my...
    jlitzenb jlitzenb 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Oh God The Holidays R Coming Great:(

    when i was little i couldn't wait for the holidays. i loved every single one. even valentines day which now is the worse day ever for me!! i hate september cause i know the holidays r just around the corner and this saturday is gonna be the 1st of sept n of course i feel like...
    cHelena cHelena 22-25 2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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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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    Home, Not So Sweet Home

    Holidaying is nice, but only nice if you are going to somewhere like Spain, or the Maldives, not Cornwall. Especially with my Mumma, I mean, I am 16 for ***** sake. Next holiday, I definitely won't be going with her.
    OneGayGuy OneGayGuy 18-21, M Aug 31, 2013

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    Wrote This Last Year .. Why I Hate The Holidays.

    So why do I hate the holidays...Let me count the ways! Maybe a warning first: this isnt a pity party- I dont want any ones sympathy or invitations to join them, but thanks in advance. It probably will come across as a pity party or as a bitter diatribe about poor me. Bitter- Id...
    Marysimcox Marysimcox 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Forced And Pressured

    I hate feeling like I have to be in a certain mood for a whole month. It's exhausting. And being reminded of things. Being so triggered. I love the festivities, but I would rather be in command of when and how and what I see in front of me, instead of music and lights pushed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    It's Christmas For Everyone But Mom...

    I hate the holidays. Every year I think I am going to be so excited. I shop for my family and husband and look forward to seeing everyone happy. The reality is that they all wake up too early and are crabby all day. The meaning 'share' escapes everyone and I end up being a...
    Kikibatt Kikibatt 41-45 Dec 25, 2012

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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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    Shopping And Returning The Items

    I am totally turned off by every aspect of the holidays where it's preparation is 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, get wasted with beer and watch football to "Give Thanks...
    Ware2Run Ware2Run 46-50, F Oct 2, 2013

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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 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 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 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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    Why Does Everyone But Me Like It?

    I'm not a fan of Christmas. I've been called everything from a Scrooge to a Christmas Nazi. I am not a fan of the hypocrisy and greed that is celebrated around this time of year. I'm especially not a fan of the same twelve songs being played badly over and over and over and over...
    AynsleyRosalinda AynsleyRosalinda 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jealous

    As the holidays come around, I dont have anyone to share cocoa with. No one is excited to give me a present. No one to kiss under the mistletoe or ball drop. No one will give me chocolates. I dont have anyone to cook a meal for. Holidays remind me of the joy I dont have. No one...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1 26-30, F Dec 31, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Just Shoot Me

    Another year of hearing my grandmother ***** about not knowing what to get me for Christmas.. Another year of navigating the minefield that is my mother's ferocious antipathy towards my father.. Another year of being coerced into spending time with his new girlfriend.. Another...
    mariacaterina mariacaterina 16-17, F Dec 30, 2012

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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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    Yuk And Yuk

    i hate the holidays... i have no one to celebrate it with or no one comes over or call me.. so i sit at home with my tea and movies..
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F Aug 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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