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I Think Christmas Is a Really Sad Time For a Lot of People

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    What A Tragedy

    Christmas has become life's biggest tragedy for some folks. With all the commercialization and people who have to have everything at any cost, the whole holiday season just makes me nauseous. Bah humbug, I say no more celebrating until we have something to celebrate together as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Carry On Wayward Son

    we lost our youngest son on 12-22-08. we had already bought his christmas presents and wrapped them and put them under the tree. he crossed over about 2:10 am o the 22nd. so seeing his gifts under the tree tore us up. christmas time will ALWAYS be a sad time of the year for us...
    djredneck7269 djredneck7269 51-55, M May 4, 2011

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    Bah Humbug! (shame On Me)

    Christmas to me is a journey to my past....which leaves me longing for all that was....and will never be again.  Many of my friends and family seem to experience a deterioration of the holiday joy as the years progress.  Very few people are able to revisit the joys and splendor...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M Dec 25, 2010

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    Merry Xmas Bah Humbug!!!

    I have endured two long term relationship break ups, both with women I expected to stay with for a long time. One happened on xmas day 1992 and the other on xmas day 2008. I just wonder if I am unique in this happening,not once but twice on xmas day!! Just for the record Im not...
    atomicrose atomicrose 41-45, F Sep 24, 2010

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    Surviving Christmas.

    I have spent time alone at Christmas. During a time when it seems the whole world is sharing special moments with their families, being alone can be very difficult. Sometimes when you alone at Christmas you can feel sad and bored, Nothing is 'open' and the T.V just shows...
    artistaeli artistaeli 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    My Thoughts This Christmas Season

    Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, right? I find myself profoundly saddened by the massacre in Sandy Hook School in Connecticut last Friday. My heart is so heavy that I wonder how I can celebrate the season when so many are grieving so deeply. I have...
    krisann krisann 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    I'd Rather Not Do Christmas This Year - Well Any Year Really

    Christmas for me is like being dragged over miles of barbed wire  Christmas is a heartache. Little emotional timebombs go off everywhere leaving me devestated and depressed.  The Disney/Department store fantasy of happiness, family, goodwill to all men is a cruel and...
    redcentregal redcentregal 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    Just Not A Huge Fan Of This Holiday Anymore

    Don't know how it happened or when it happened, but I became out of love with Christmas.  Once I became old enough, I did not want presents from people, asked that they spend the money on charitable causes or events that would help public good.  I found I then...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 3 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    Why, Really?

    I am sure its a sad time for people who share some beautiful memories around it and they cant have any of them now. But for a lot of people its just because others are happy, and they cant be at that point in their lives, is it not? Its just in our human tendency, when we are...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 15 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    Joy To Some .painful To Others

    The fact that this time is for getting together with family and friends ....makes those that are alone feel even lonelier . And the sight of people shopping for gifts for their loved ones , makes those that are in financial hardships ..feel worst since they are unable to buy...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    I Can't Stand It

    one thing I value the most is seeing people smile. Christmas is just the saddest time of the year. so many people are left alone.. others are cold and hungry. I have met so many people at the buss stop. I always make a point to talk to them. many are quite intelligent...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    A Culture (universal)

    Why does most have to suffer draught, while the rest enjoys the bliss of rainfall ? This would obviously fall into illogical attempt to point that while others enjoy a yuletide meal served on their table, others just don't have anything to celebrate Christmas. Maybe it's poverty...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F Feb 4, 2012

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    This year I have been dreading Christmas.

    I just haven't been feeling it. Today I figured out why.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    Bad Christmas :(

    Bad  or sad? SAD and BAD. I hate this christmas! this 2009 christmas, it was the saddest of all. I've been living on Earth for 14yrs and this is the first time I've felt so sad, so sad that I wanna die. I'll beg someone to kill me.
    boznicxs boznicxs 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    What Once Was The Happiest Times Are Now The Worst

    Christmas used to be, by far, my favorite time of year.  I loved everything about it mostly because my parents made it so incredibly special.  My dad passed away very unexpectedly at a young age, and I was only 21.  This would make Christmas time unbearable...
    6uitargirl 6uitargirl 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2009

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    A Kidless Christmas..

    I can't consider myself alone because I have a loving mom who would give me the world if I asked for it and friends that have been there for things I'm ashamed to say. But this Xmas is the sadest one i've ever experienced and i've never felt more alone in my life. I have two...
    kit8583 kit8583 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    A Christmas Memory

    It was a cold snowy Christmas Eve Curled up in bed Excited for the mornings coming Loud noise from living room Curious now, was it Santa? Jump out of bed Sneaks slightly across the hall No Santa, only dad Fallen on the floor again advances to check him Still breathing, that is...
    IzabelKincade IzabelKincade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    :(

    I am kind of down on my luck myself right now, but once I am back on my feet again, I plan on celebrating Christmas by spending my time at shelters and children's homes, maybe even just driving around the city, handing out supplies and small luxuries to the homeless who can't...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2010

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    For Those Who Are Alone In ...

    For those who are alone in the world , Xmas can be a sad time of year. Ever since my mom passed away thirteen years ago , my family hasn't been together for the hollidays. We were probably the most disfunctional family ever , but at least we were together. Now , every year at...
    leonardmaltomeal leonardmaltomeal 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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      yes, without a doubt. that is why i put me sad,and mad at the same time.   you see, now? you went and got me all sad just thinking about it. ever since i lost my dad and my best friend to damned cancer, i dread the holidays, especially christmas. christmas...
    taylor505 taylor505 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2009

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    The Last Decorated Tree.

    On December 23d 2009 My mother and I would decorate our last christmas tree. That day would be the last happy memory we would make together as mother and daughter. That would be the last time I would see her smile. The last day I would spend the night in my home. Dec 23 2009. My...
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    Christmas Is A Time For...caring.

    I usually enjoy Christmas but since losing a close family member a short while ago have found it hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year. No I'm not whining here for me - that would be selfish - but I would like to encourage people to have some consideration of how this...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    A Christmas Story (2009)

    The house was empty and quiet. Because of this, I volunteered to work today, in an effort to keep my self busy and occupied-- figuring that if I did so, I would be able to distract myself from the reality of my children not being here with me today. In my line of work, we...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    I Never Understood Until This Year

    This is the first year I would have celebrated Christmas in almost three years! My last three Christmas's were spent in Japan. Sounds great right! We'll not so much, especially since I've been going every year for 17 years. Not to mention my Christmas's there were spent...
    sh0rtstuff sh0rtstuff 18-21, F Dec 26, 2009

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    And I'm Afraid It Might Be That Way For Me This Year

    I've just had a tough year. My fault really, but I think it's going to be difficult. I can't put my finger on why. I just hope the new year brings with it a new attitude and a new sense of wisdom and logic. Clearly I've been lacking that, based on my judgments of late.
    twistedsilly twistedsilly 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Well... I really am sad today.

    It's not that big of a surprise. I really think I screwed life up pretty astoundingly. I wish I was dumber, but instead I'm kinda bright, but have had this horrendous habit of making the very worst decisions. Why? You immediately ask yourself, I'm sure... Well, because I have...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Feeling Better At Christmas Time

    It's a time of year of peace and ljoy. If you have friction in your relationships, find inner peace within yourself. If it's hard to smille, just think about the things or people you are grateful for. We sometimes miss someone we wish we were with for Christmas. Sometimes we need...
    CanBeBetter CanBeBetter 41-45, M Dec 26, 2012

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    Christmas And The Less Unfortunate

    I really think that Christmas time is a really sad time for a lot of people. When I was in NYC in 2007, I seen SEVERAL homeless people sleeping in the cold all alone and thought to myself, "Wow. This must suck". They have no one to spend Christmas with in...
    CVFD810 CVFD810 18-21, F Oct 7, 2009

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    Christmas as a kid was magical.

    It wasn't about the presents. It was about being with my family and going to church on Christmas Eve in my small church. It was knowing everyone in that church and spending ages after Mass talking to everyone. It was about community, family. Now everything seems different. I'll...
    angela81 angela81 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    When I was a child, my family along with my

    aunts and uncles stood behind their chairs on Christmas Eve and sang the Lord's Prayer in Slovak, tears running down their cheeks. A solemn meal of saurkraut soup, kohlbasa, and a dish made of boiled bread and potcheese would be served followed by a piece of unleavened bread...
    jurajs jurajs 70+ Dec 17, 2013

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    I Feel Bad

    some people lost their wifes, husbands, sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers, even grandparents. with any of them gone its not the same as other chirstmas's, i feel bad that im with my family and other dont have them complete. i wish i could give them at least a smile and not...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Yes I Believe So .

        i think christmas is a real sad time for people . espiecially with this economy and all . i haven't talk to my fiance' about this . but i have two customers at work , man and wife . i can tell they are barely surviving and on Food stamps . i would love to buy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2009

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