I hate Chritmas

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posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 02:13 AM
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Easy dude, did you forget to take your meds again?




posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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I don't so much "Hate" Christmas, as I avoid making the excuse to recognize and acknowledge the people who are close to me on only certain holidays, birthdays and such.

One doesn't have to be all mushy and lovey dovey, just tell people you care with a casual visit or phone call for no particular reason other than to talk.

You WILL find that saving these things for certain special occasions WILL cost you your last opportunity to talk to someone who is important to you someday.

I see Christmas as we celebrate it today to be something more resembling of a herd of buffalo migrating to greener pastures, being spooked and running over a cliff into a sea of debt.....

Bla Bla Bla.....



posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 08:02 AM
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Why don't you just go down to were the homeless have there christmas dinner, usually it's held in most cities and towns in some hall or center. Then just have dinner with them, that way you'll at least have a Christmas dinner with other people to talk to



posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 10:08 AM
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Silly wabbit! I love Chritmas!



posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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Christmas certainly is not what it used to be for sure.

It is an over commercialised time of stress for many and the earlier responses to the OP show the depth of feeling out there.
I blame the folks across the pond for this, anyone having seen Macy's, FAO Schwarz, Rockefeller Centre etc. at Xmas will understand why.

Whist I do not hate Xmas, believing it really is for kids, I don't like the incessant advertising and the OTT cladding of houses festooned with coloured bulbs.

If you hate Xmas that much though, perhaps it might be an idea not to make things worse by reading similar posts on ATS or elsewhere? Negatives breed negatives and there ain't much point in making things worse.

Then there's New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving...

Living on a desert island seems to have its advantages at times.

Still, better out than in.




posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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I hate christmas too. It's fun when you are a kid, but that's it. After that it's a pain in the azz. The traffic, the people the decorations it's all so overblown and ridiculous.

Plus I live in a cold area this time of year, so Christmas means insult to injury with the likely hood of cold and bad weather, gloomy grey skies etc, give me a warm sunny day with green grass and leaves on the trees any day over a cold grey dead environment.



posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 09:39 PM
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I don't hate christmas, just don't care about it now. It was an ordinary day pretty much. Not been out the house really to see anything, but xmas is don't seem to be that big in the town anyway.
Just don't acknowledge it, maybe its different in the US though, but to me seems the UK is not as excited and in your face with christmas if you don't want it to be.
The advertising is annoying though. Its endless overpriced things being shown, like perfumes and jewellery.
Children also grow up spoilt, when they don't get something or are basically taught christmas is all about getting something.
There was a question on Yahoo answers where a woman asked if she should get a gift for their child because they can only afford some $100 for their boyfriend for christmas that got her a gold necklace and that she already done enough for her kid. It was genuine, but disturbing that some people think like that when it comes to this season. (not above the fact she placed her boyfriend above her own kid)


I do like the cheap christmas sales though, pickup a game or something cheaper, like a hard drive.

Don't celebrate anything really. Birthdays are irrelevant besides the whole legal things behind age, UK in general has less emphasis on its holidays. Could celebrate taking a dump without bursting an artery, be just as important for me.
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posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 04:31 AM
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To the OP: I hear you. My stomach used to turn in October in anticipation of Christmas and stay that way until after New Year. It's family stuff. When I finally just told them I wasn't participating any more things got better, slowly.

This Christmas was fairly painless and a nice lady (a friend) made me a Christmas dinner with love. That made it different. Love is important.
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posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 11:18 AM
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My mom died on the 14th so yah, I never like christmas anyway...now, its just too much. So screw all the decorations and bulls#it.



posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 02:10 PM
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I don't HATE Christmas, I would say I am more indifferent to it.

Raised a Christian but devising my own beliefs during my early teen years I was used to Christmas being a religious celebration. Yes I know they stole it from the Pagans but for all intents and purposes, it has always been a 'religious' celebration (the Christian version being far less violent than the Pagan).

Once I gave up on/left the faith I was raised on, I stopped celebrating it.

I harbour no ill will towards those that, religious or not, celebrate Christmas but ultimately the people celebrating a religious holiday when they are not of that faith have always boggled my mind and likely always will. To each their own, as the saying goes.



posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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Cal,

I understand where you are coming from. The commercialization of any day is pointless.

What I have done personally is days, events, or holidays that trigger bad memories I do my damnedest to replace them with good ones.

Like finding someone that is all alone, maybe an older person in a nursing home who has no one, and you extend kindness and compassion for them.

Or maybe become a big brother or big sister to a child that needs guidance and support.

So basically I change miserable times and focusing on myself to focusing on helping others, it may not cure all your woes, but it sure does make life a better place.

Peace Out,

RT
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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I feel your pain. I despise Christmas. From the stolen traditions to the frenzied shoppers and the fact that everyone seems to forget how to drive. Consumers become more inconsiderate then normal... people are stressed when they can't afford gifts for everyone and parents have nervous breakdowns over the fact that their precious little angels wont get that new tablet or PS4. The required secret santa crap is even worse.

My husband and I are considering heading to Cuba next Christmas. Away from all the "festivities". We don't decorate, we don't give gifts...well, that's not quite true, I bought my son socks but he needed them anyway. The only thing we do near Christmas is get frustrated that we can't lead normal lives for about two weeks.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Sorry to hear that. I hate christmas too and just about every other holiday. The only thing I like about holidays are the FOOD.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 12:21 PM
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So do I.

It is always a reminder to my childhood and teenage years where I never had any Presents.. not even a Christmas Tree and all my friends would be celebrating it.

I'm glad its over within 2 days!
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posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Basil Rathbone recites: Twas the night before Christmas -- wish I could find an .mp3 of Boris Karloff reciting the same.

My point? Well, I get that you hate Christmas. I want to point out that there is sometimes some weirdness associated with it that is............. wonderful.

Peace.



posted on Dec, 27 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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I don't hate Christmas but have no use for the commercializing of it!
It is supposed to be about the birth of love and sacrifice beyond
betrayal! It's a shame so many of us have forgotten that fact!
We forgot the love our Lord has for us to bring his selfless son into this
selfish world so that he may go through great physical and emotional
torture just to rid our original sin!
Even if we don't look at it from a religious standpoint! This man only wanted
to teach love and forgiveness and didn't hurt anyone but was still persecuted
for his unusual beliefs! He sacrificed his life which is even more grievous if
we consider he wasn't our Lord! All he had to do was say he lied and made
it up and he would be saved from crucifixion and torture!
Merry Christmas to you my friend!



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 01:37 AM
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I always have a different take on these things..

I would love to know what is so damned significant about the energies of this group of days, that every religion and secret society from the beginning of recorded history has sought to "change it" with all of these ridiculous stories and celebrations , that for sure do not let original energy be observed.

Would it not be great to feel whatever it is, without the hoopla that has been more than dramatically pushed on us all, for what seems to be FOREVER.

I am sure the answer to this would change the world....



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Hate was put into you like a seed which has grown so now your hate spills out seeds of its own.

I do not fault you for being a victim of cruel, heartless people. I only hope you can purge the poison from
you and find happiness.

Christmas need not be the source of happiness regardless of what marketers and the culture created by them declare. Love can be as blinding as hate, and Christmas has gotten under everyone's skin at this point in one fashion or another.

There are still many things to enjoy about the holiday season, though, if you can see past the commercialism, greed, hypocrisy, etc of the present time. I enjoy the ambiance, the decor, the lights and the snow and more. From an outside perspective, free of bias, the cultural celebration of Christmas in the west is fascinating and at least superficially beautiful.

Imagine, as a non-native visitor to the planet there are few more curious days to witness than Christmas.



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 07:08 PM
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I detest the commercial slant of Christmas.

I buy gifts I think suit people all year, often in sales, saves all the commercial nonsense commencing October and bumped up prices.

I often just do lights instead of a tree, such a waste of time and effort and a good healthy tree.

As for Christmas dinner, having a child, one is expected to make more of an effort, but again I will often buy things I like rather than things we aren't keen on, like sprouts, things made of mincemeat, and chocolate.

I would rather it is a day to enjoy, a real holiday where shops really close, banks close, companies close, time to relax, watch whichever tv we choose, lounge around as we choose, eat when we choose.

If more people shunned the commercial aspect of Christmas, the world would be a better place IMO.



posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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My mom died a couple days before Halloween 2006, and my mother in law had to take my 5 yr old daughter trick or treating because I was at the funeral home. Halloween just reminds me how much i miss her. To bad you have so many negative memories about Christmas. So many of you have nothing good to say about it but I think the majority of people like it.
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