posted on Dec, 17 2016 @ 05:41 PM
a reply to: Night Star
I really get annoyed with people who go after other people for enjoying getting gifts for Christmas almost as much as I hate people who try to stop me
from enjoying Christmas and saying CHRISTMAS. Personally I get the whole putting yourself in debt for trinkets and toys being a ridiculous idea that
some might say is a modern day issue and personally I enjoy being given books, I know a little old fashioned for some and I couldn't care if they cost
pennies or ten quid as long as they're science fiction or Christmas related (Christmas Carol and it's many versions are always a winner) but when
people say things like "Oh you only like Christmas because of the presents. How materialistic of you" or something like that I always feel sorry for
the person, that they have to try to show themselves as your better or better than another person.
Look I get it. You want it known that you don't enjoy Christmas for the gifts but the feeling and the promise of peace etc. and apart from the books I
am exactly the same, I earn very little, live at home and have to depend on my parents to help me out with bills and taking care of my dog if I'm
short (and when I say little, I'd earn more on benefits and entitlements than working but I was brought up to earn what you have) but sadly that isn't
Christmas for the majority of the world anymore and you know that's fine.
Celebrate Christmas how you see fit. You want to receive one of those "A donation has been made in your honour" cards then I hope you get many and I
truly hope you get what you want from them, if you want nothing then the same can be said and I hope that it is great for you (I know that sounds
sarcastic but I don't mean it to) my advice to you is simply to enjoy Christmas and everything that goes with it, the feelings, the movies and
specials in your way and let others do the same. I live by the same rule as I do with religion, until it harms me in some way either physically or
mentally then you celebrate your religion (or Christmas in this case) as you wish and I'll do mine.
I just don't get what people who say this get out of it other than a self infused ego boost. Some, if not all of this will sound sarcastic or mean or
like I'm having a moan and I don't mean it to. I'm just tired of people telling others how to enjoy their holidays. I really don't mean to sound rude.
But still, have a Merry/Happy Christmas and a kick a** new year.
edit on 17-12-2016 by Dwoodward85 because: (no reason given)