Old 12th December 2011, 02:57   #1
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I hate Christmas

I loved it as a kid. Now I just hate it with a passion. Every year I get depressed and stressed about something. Screw Christmas and its buying stuff traditions.

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Old 12th December 2011, 03:06   #2
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too much giving and not enough receiving sounds like your problem.

don't get me wrong, i like giving gifts but typically i can't afford to give real ones, smelly soap or something typically.

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Old 12th December 2011, 03:54   #3
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I love Christmas!

But I have absolutely no time to do much of anything this year. I only started decorating today :\

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Old 12th December 2011, 08:46   #4
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Christmas has started to get better since my family has gone into a point where they just can't spend like they used to.

I find we spend more time laughing and less time arguing now.

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Old 12th December 2011, 09:12   #5
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your real problem isn't christmas but the fact that it's become a very commercial event.

Get back to the roots , don't buy expensive stuff , enjoy the fact that you can spend quality time with loved ones and stay away from the stress of shopping.

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Old 12th December 2011, 09:25   #6
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and that for a lot of people, it's just an over glorified roast dinner. but yeah, it is a massively commercial event as are most other 'special' days but that's just how things seem to have gone.

and it's not like you have to actually do what is expected, though i think the more pressing issue is deeder's tendency towards depression in the first place...

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Old 12th December 2011, 09:27   #7
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Gawd, I used to stress over Christmas when we were living in the States. My mom's side of the family are very materialistic and brand name whores. =/

So much better living in Australia where I can totally forget that they exist
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Old 12th December 2011, 09:59   #8
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christmas in most parts of Europa never has been the commercial event it was in the states.
Over the years the commercial event took over.
Nowdays Christmas here is almost as commercials as in the usa.

We never went with that flow, we do have a christmas tree ( fake one) but the wife and i don't buy gifts for eachother, we do go out to dinner on christmas day but that is all.

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Old 12th December 2011, 15:10   #9
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honestly though, the worst part of a commercial christmas?

the FUCKING music it brings, starts before you can swallow the turkey and lasts all the way to new years typically.

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Old 12th December 2011, 15:23   #10
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like http://xkcd.com/988/ ?

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Old 12th December 2011, 15:35   #11
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I'd like it if I didn't have to spend so much money
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Old 13th December 2011, 02:03   #12
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Sometimes I feel as though I'm just jumping through hoops just to meet expectations and avoid pissing people off.

Buy this, buy that, travel hundreds of miles in the worst weather... Is this really celebrating?

I have to admit, the roast dinner is pretty good though.

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Old 13th December 2011, 02:34   #13
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Yeah. It got like what Ted was saying with my wife and all, being from nearly the same area and all.

My wife and I told everyone to piss off. We have since had x-mas ourselves without going anywhere and sometimes spending less than $50 on the other. The bottom line is if there is nothing either of us wants (re: actually needs), then that's what we get.

However, this year I am depressed as all of our decorations have been packed into a pod. I did enjoy decorating with my wife ... Shit, we don't even live in the same city this year.

So yeah. This year. Bah humbug.
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Old 13th December 2011, 03:13   #14
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In the last 10 years I have lived in 5 states [PA, OH, SD, IA, WV]. I can understand what you're saying. It's hard to justify buying decorations if you have to box up and move all the time and then not be able to spend the holiday there anyway.

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Old 16th December 2011, 20:37   #15
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I love Christmas and this x-mas will be very special because of my 2 years old son. It will be his first real x-mas.
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Old 17th December 2011, 04:42   #16
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Old 18th December 2011, 09:47   #18
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Old 18th December 2011, 21:19   #19
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I think a guy should try to get in the Christmas spirit. I've had a hard year. Hell... I've had a hard decade. But fuck it. A guy just can't run around moping all over the place like a sick cow.

So I'm buying reindeer antlers for my dog. I might even don a Santa hat myself, and I'm gonna go out and try to paint a smile on the fucker. I got plenty of time to be grumpy in January.

My mom died in the late summer. When things were fucked up, that's what she'd do.

Merry Christmas.

You know like when someone asks you how you are and you say "fine" when it's not really fine. That's like Christmas. It's almost your duty to shove a battery up your ass and pretend you're having a good time. Sometimes it actually happens.

So gird your loins, don your Santa Hat and try to smile. About half of the people around you are faking it too, but WTF...... it's Christmas.
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Old 18th December 2011, 21:32   #20
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^I like your reasoning; good post, except my ass really hurts now.

I had to do that when I did DJ work for the holiday dance at the school. I think it mostly worked. For about 3 hours, pretty much everyone was having a good time, regardless of what was going on outside of that time and place.

It seems to help when I find myself in a position where I'm pretty much required to be positive on the outside. It often really does sink in eventually.

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I'm sure they had to drag you kicking and screaming.... DJing a dance for the little nose miners, even if you don't feel like it.........

Somebody had a good time, even if it wasn't your turn.... What goes around... does in small measure... come around...
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Old 18th December 2011, 22:38   #22
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I'll admit, the dance was pretty fun. The music acquisition, language screening, loading and unloading of gear, etc. are the parts I don't like. Still worth it though.

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Old 27th December 2011, 13:31   #24
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Yea, Christmas sucks.
The thing I don't get are all the new car and diamond commercials when the economy is in the crapper. Annoying during my football and anything else that I may want to catch live. Unfortunately, Xmas isn't something that ends abruptly but fades out very slowly.
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Old 27th December 2011, 23:36   #25
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Oh waaaa!

Christmas was an excuse to eat too much. What does a guy need except to put on an extra ten pounds? Probably get the damn flu and lose it before spring.

Eat. Watch football. Have a couple beers. It wasn't miserable.
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Old 28th December 2011, 06:32   #26
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Christmas is good!
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Yea, Christmas sucks.
The thing I don't get are all the new car and diamond commercials when the economy is in the crapper. Annoying during my football and anything else that I may want to catch live. Unfortunately, Xmas isn't something that ends abruptly but fades out very slowly.
Those commercials were for the "1%".

I never saw "Bad Teacher" but I think it would be something I'd like to see.

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Old 28th December 2011, 19:22   #28
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Oh waaaa!
Getting laid off and burying my sister didn't help, bro.



Christmas is for death, I've been led to believe.
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^ I'm sorry to hear your sister died. That must feel awful.
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As time goes, by each holiday season seems to bring increasingly multiplying deaths around me.

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I was amazed not only that Cheetah the chimp died but that he outlived all of his Tarzan castmates.
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Yeah...saw that this morning on the news. My Dad passed away one week before Christmas.
That was awhile ago....
This year I lost 3 friends. There were other things, also....and sometimes I wonder....
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Holidays? I seem to know a shitload of people who not only have birthdays around the holidays (Bilbo) but deathdays as well
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The key is to focus on the good and not the bad. I am sure we have all been through our fair share of shit throughout the span of our lives.

This year has especially blown donkey lips for me. I'm just trying to get myself through it and am focusing on moving to Florida in six months when I will be able to put it all behind me.

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Old 30th December 2011, 16:17   #34
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Christmas over now.
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Si.

But, you have a new year to look forward too
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No. Some people haven't. They get lucky. It happens. They are usually the biggest bunch of whiners.
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Well, let bygones be bygones I guess.

Usually it does not take much to make me happy and keep me happy, but this last year just did not even come close to cutting the cheese.

At least 2012 has initially started off a little better; I'm home!
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