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I hate it too. I've no particularly tragic reasons to feel the way I do. I just hate it. It really is my least favourite time of year.
What I hate most is that there is no escape. Even when I lived in Thailand (an overwhelmingly Buddhist country) it was in your face with jingle bells, Santa outfits and a mass consumer frenzy. I'm hoping to buy a farm in the middle of Spain next year and I shall refuse to leave it from November to December 31st. Although, I may try to start a new, equally obnoxious festival and shove that in every santa hat wearing, carol singing idiot's face. Maybe throwing goat's excrement at cars for winter solstice.
Any ideas for a new festive event?
We must replace this #!
reply to post by calstorm
Try seeing Christmas with all its magic and wonder, the enchanting lights, music, time spent with people you care about. It's more about love than anything else.
reply to post by Metallicus
Considering that Christmas to me represents the loss of the family I had at the time and the fact that it triggers symtoms of PTSD not really.
Yes that is right! I hate everything about it, the songs, the lights the crowded stores, and you can't get away from it unless you never go out and stave from the end of October until at least the 2nd week of January.
I have a good reason to hate Christmas. My Christmas as a child were pretty non existent. My drug addict mother never did anything because she was too high and spent all he money on drugs and my grandparents who resented being forced to take me in and never let me forget it always said "We do for you year round, why should we have to do anything for you for Christmas." But the kicker is 2 days before my first real Christmas as an adult. Tragedy struck. I would rather not talk about it. Just know it resulted in me having PTSD, something I have never mentioned here before. But every year on Christmas I am forced to relive it. Whether it's music in the store or Christmas lights. I avoid it the best i can but it's hard, and it never seems to get better.
I know there has to be other people here on ATS the hate Christmas as much as I do.
So come join me and celebrate our dislike of this very miserable day.