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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody else just hate Christmas?!

The gift exchanges the music the advertising the obligation to see family members, the bad movies, etc. any other people saying bah humbug? And catching a lot of crap from people for feeling this way?

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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, new gf wants me to go to her 30 deep family get together, sheesh I don't even go to my own family's get togethers
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i love it! you were a kid once right...think of how you were as a kid (sorry if you had a bad childhood)...i think of myself as a kid and what other kids are getting excited about for christmas...makes me smile

love the music...the films...seeing people i dont get to see enough throughout the year...im in the spirit!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The gift exchanges the music the advertising the obligation to see family members, the bad movies, etc. any other people saying bah humbug? And catching a lot of crap from people for feeling this way?

I love Christmas.

Do you have any kids ?

That can be key.

Catching a lot of crap ? Try not liking The Beatles - that's catching a lot of crap...
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hate may be a bit strong for me....could do without it though. fun to buy stuff for my brother in law`s kids but frankly I don`t need any more gifts I...er...don`t need. they put their decorations up in early october in this city, really...just to remind people not to forget to spend. when I went home in september I asked my sister not to send us a box of gifts this year so she sent two...guess I wasn`t precise enough. different in Japan, we do all get together and eat...we`ll take my wife`s family out for lunch this year but gifts? nah, got pretty much what I need and if I want something else, I`d rather buy it myself and be certain I`m going to use it.
happy holidays eh.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am totally a christmas don't wanna be....hate all the commercialism , the gotta get you something and we do the exchange trip....my family is disconnected and not relevant to my wife and I's lives....yet we are obligated to participate in the farce of giving on day 25 month of 12....

I lost my younger brother a month ago...I didn't know how much I loved him till he was gone ...I think about him every day...

I'm going to this years get together with a fresh perspective and I'm going to try very hard to spread some love and tell the people I thought I didn't want to be around how much they mean to me .... we only get to ride this roller coaster once folks, sit at the front for a while and smile...
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't hate it, but I don't feel it. As a kid, I saw the stress the adults went thru. There was no magic. My wife loves the holiday, and does make it special for the kids.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Can't stand it! It's more the time of year I don't like, especially the long nights. I wouldn't mind if I could just be on my own and play my guitar, but having to participate in these festivities - that drag on for weeks - annoys me intensely. Can't wait for January!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Only the music...never been a fan of Christmas songs. Well, maybe "Run, Run, Rudolph" or "Baby, Be Home By Christmas"...stuff like that. The Johnny Mann Singers you can keep.

The rest is all good...the tree, watching "It's A Wonderful Life" again, Mrs Dman's bourbon pound cake. And looking at her on Christmas morning and thinking, despite the years, a few grey hairs and a couple of extra pounds (must be the cake!), she's the best doggone Christmas present I could ever get.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Only the music...never been a fan of Christmas songs. Well, maybe "Run, Run, Rudolph" or "Baby, Be Home By Christmas"...stuff like that. The Johnny Mann Singers you can keep.

The rest is all good...the tree, watching "It's A Wonderful Life" again, Mrs Dman's bourbon pound cake. And looking at her on Christmas morning and thinking, despite the years, a few grey hairs and a couple of extra pounds (must be the cake!), she's the best doggone Christmas present I could ever get.
Thank you for that though Dman. I feel that way about my wife every day. I should figure out a good way of showing her.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you for that though Dman. I feel that way about my wife every day. I should figure out a good way of showing her.
Finish a home improvement project...that's what I do. She LOVES when I finally get something completed. (Despite the fact that I've flattened my thumb with a 22 oz. framing hammer!)
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i love it! you were a kid once right...think of how you were as a kid (sorry if you had a bad childhood)...i think of myself as a kid and what other kids are getting excited about for christmas...makes me smile

love the music...the films...seeing people i dont get to see enough throughout the year...im in the spirit!
Err... I thought this was a 'Scrouge' thread for those of us who hate this yearly charade.

Why don't you go and get your own, happy clappy, thread?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Having converted to Hinduism ( brought up really strictly Catholic) I find it a bit ludicrous that most of our country celebrate Christmas, but don't even attend Church. We always host upwards of 20 family members on the day, some of which, I wouldn't even talk to, and don't for most of the year. For the sake of peace I tolerate them. At least I try to practise my faith on a daily basis, and we all fail, daily. How about equal rights for other religions? Holidays for Hindu, Muslim and Jewish faiths??? Can't see that happening soon.JMHO
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I love Christmas. Lots of great memories. My kids are still young, too, so we get pumped around my house! We usually go back to the States to be with my family at Christmas, but can't afford it this year. I'll be working hard to keep the holiday spirits up over the next couple weeks.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I dont hate this time of year.....I love being with my kids , the days off from work etc....I really dislike the commercial side of it , and I never go to church , no need for me to do it this time of year either.
I cant wait to have grandkids , but I really dont want to go toystore shopping , LOL
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I LOVE Christmas. OK, not the commercial bullcr*p, but you can stay away from that if you want to. In my family it really is a celebration of love, when we get to spend time together. Itís not about presents. I donít have kids yet, but Iím really looking forward to decorate the tree with my girlfriend then have some wine and watch a nice Christmas movie, or to seeing all my cousins.
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Yes, I hate the whole commercialization aspect of contemporary Christmas.
Bah, Humbug.
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there are nice things about it

there are things that are easy to be cynical about it, and rightly so

but I would miss it if abandoned
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I don't like what it has become to the majority of people, but I love what it is truly about.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I love Christmas.

Do you have any kids ?

That can be key.

Catching a lot of crap ? Try not liking The Beatles - that's catching a lot of crap...
I want to like Christmas but it's become too commercialized. The Beatles I'm not even going to try to like .
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