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The best Christmas gift to me, would be to never have to do Christmas again.

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posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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I am so over this Holiday. My family didnt celebrate it when I was a child. I started celebrating it when my kids were young, and in those days I really tried. But, to drag all that C#$% out for a couple of weeks, then take it down and pack it up and then trip over it all year until Christmas is beyond unreasonable. This year my adult kids all had somewhere else to be. Woo Woo I was sooooooo glad. Then at the last minute, about an hour ago, I was informed their plans had changed and now I suddenly need to make dinner, and they invited people over. I flat told them no, its too late. Ive asked all week and everyone had other plans. Sorry.

At one time I was able to convince myself that it was a Christian Holiday. But, it isnt. Its just a big giant guilt trip. The origin has nothing to do with Christ. So to pile on top of my disdain for the Dead Tree and stuff, I almost feel like I betray my true self, and my true belief system. Its the most depressing, demoralizing (to poor kids) and just plastic crap holiday. I buy and make my grandkids stuff all the time, so why is it my job to run out in the freezing wet cold, and deal with over crowded stores full of other people who dont want to be there, all because we are obligated to hunt down gifts that no one needs and will forget about tomorrow?

And it isnt optional. If you dont like it your an evil Grinch. If you dont support it, the economy will collapse. If you do support it and say Merry Christmas your being hurtful to other belief systems. Im not trying to ruin anyone else's cheer, but am I the only one who really and truly hates Christmas? Maybe if you dont "get" Christmas as a kid, then you will never "get" it? Because truly, I dont get it.

Im not doing it next year. Or the next, Im done with Christmas.








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posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
am I the only one who really and truly hates Christmas?


No, I hate it too. I don't want anything to do with it.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Thank you I needed that. My rant I am sure is because I feel partially guilty not making Christmas dinner on demand.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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Damn what an honest and sincere post.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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No your not the only 1. It's a capatalist commercial plastic holiday. I'm sitting home alone with a drink watching the movie home alone. Ahh good times



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

I will side with You on this! No You aren't alone in Your thinking on all this.

My Sister had told her young ones that the presents at Christmas were from Her and Their Dad. Not from a fat guy who went all over the planet in one night and delivered gifts to all the kids. I thought back then, that that was a good idea. Of course We fell into the trap as Young parents, and it was fun for a while.

Now that all Our kids are grown and some have Their own kids, it is just not the same. We didn't put up a tree this year. We did put out lawn decorations with big blowups and that will prob continue as My wife loves them, and I have fun doing them with Her....

EDIT: OH. Merry Christmas!

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posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: trollz

Thank you I needed that. My rant I am sure is because I feel partially guilty not making Christmas dinner on demand.


It's the "on demand" part that makes me root for you. Don't blame you a bit. That's completely unreasonable.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

I hear ya. My family moved towards just getting/giving gifts to the kids. Simplifies it a bit. Of course spouses always end up giving anyway... It's a time of year I love to see over-and-done with.

I wish it were like new years. Several years ago I made a new year's resolution to never again make a new year's resolution. I've stuck to it.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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Thank you for letting me scream about this. I didnt want to blow up in front of the neighbors on Christmas. lol



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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No offense, but if your adult kids think you're at their cooking beck & call whenever they see fit, it sounds like you raised entitled jackasses somehow,or made a habit of being a culinary pushover in the past. I expect no one to do the cooking on demand, nor will I. Hell, we said f# it and got Chinese take-out tonight instead as it is. Nobody wanted to cook, and nobody was going to one way or the other.

Personally, I'd be more mad with whatever went pear-shaped somewhere back down the line in the formative years to make them think you're their doormat than the holiday itself, because you pretty much are for that reason without saying as much already anyway.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: trollz

Thank you I needed that. My rant I am sure is because I feel partially guilty not making Christmas dinner on demand.


It's the "on demand" part that makes me root for you. Don't blame you a bit. That's completely unreasonable.


Amen. And I hope you pointed out the fact that you're a human being, not a short order cook!

Do these people not understand everything that goes into preparing a Christmas dinner?!? It's not exactly something you can just "whip up." Well, I don't know....maybe some people have a whole ham or turkey just thawed and lying around at any given time. My house ain't like that. Christmas dinner requires a list and a special trip to the store for me and my household.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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Well Merry Christmas anyway. At least you got New years to look forward to? I hope 2017 is great and prosperous for you me and everyone here on ATS. I mean that too.

Anyways have a drink and celebrate yourself, cheers!



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah
Yup I think so too. I love the huge family meal thing, and every holiday I try to make a great family meal, I even butchered a Turkey at Thanksgiving (really I did). They were totally in shock when I said no. Im sure they thought I was going to be cooking out of habit or something. Cause, Im like not just no, but hell no, Im not cooking. It was a wake up call for sure.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1


At one time I was able to convince myself that it was a Christian Holiday. But, it isnt.


You are right, why do other Christians ignore the origin of Christmas?



There is no problem with having your family over for dinner and having a good time, but don't call it a christian holiday of you don't know its origin.
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posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: Naturallywired
And to you too, I just needed to vent, and I feel better. I just have to come to terms with the fact that Christmas just isnt my thing.

I hope everyone has a blessed Holiday.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: trollz

Thank you I needed that. My rant I am sure is because I feel partially guilty not making Christmas dinner on demand.


You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who would think you should feel guilty. If your kids tell you they're having dinner elsewhere and then spring that demand on you at the last second, you have every right to say no. It's not your fault, it's theirs for putting you in that situation. You did nothing wrong.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

You have my sympathy.

All of you.

It seems I've been the lucky one. Slept all day.




posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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Blessed to be able to work in the office/studio on Christmas and make a quick trip down to the 7/11 for a Christmas dinner of a twinkie, two slimjims and a 40oz of Popskull malt liquor.



posted on Dec, 25 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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Haven't had Christmas here in years.


It started years ago with unappreciative family of a friends, she would turn the house into a winter wonderland and her family was "Meh". Those ornaments, garlands, lights were packed up so fast she could have doubled as a carnie. It was a running joke every year how long her decorations would be up.

Long story short, one year we didn't have much cash so I made everything from scratch. Pine boughs for the windows with ribbon on sale from the year before, picked pine cones and wired up several wreaths ( gloves people, GLOVES!!!) I made twig and beaded ornaments for the tree the WHOLE deal.

My family came home and instead of shock and awe they all "Meh'd"
That crap hit the burn pit out back so fast people heads spun! The entire tree was hauled out fully decorated thru the kitchen an clean out the back door. I haven't done Christmas since. If anyone has the need to see Christmas lights and feel the festivities I direct them to the nearest mall.

You GO Misskat!!
The anti-holidays rock!

As for me I put out some fruit for the possum and stray raccoon, some hanging treats for the birds and call it a Holiday.




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