Anyone here who hate the holidays? - page 3

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I love the holidays. Is there anyone here who doesn't? Please share your most dreadful or most memorable holiday stories. :) Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below!... Read More


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    I dont care for the holidays. Im not religious/christian so its meaningless in that sense to me. Thanksgiving/black friday is rediculous in what society has made it. That being said, my boyfriend and I dont have family where we live so holidays are either us, or with friends and I wouldnt have it any other way! We usually get together with friends and have a merry old time and its fun! I love new years, its always a fun time, so I dont mind working thanksgiving and christmas for the people that really want it off with kids.
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    Oh and the Muppets Christmas Carol, love that movie! Thats what makes it "feel" like the holidays!
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    Quote from nguyency77
    I loved the holidays when I was a kid.

    Not so much now, because of this ridiculous Black Friday nonsense. Every year, some poor retail worker gets trampled to death because some moron decided that a new iPad was clearly more valuable than a Walmart cashier's life.

    Honestly? Does anyone need a Kindle Fire THAT badly? Who needs ten flat-screen LED TV's? Do people really have so much time and money on their hands? I don't think anyone here on AN is like that, but it appalls me that some grown adults are prepared to fight other grown adults for a Squinkies playset.

    It's disgusting how greedy people get and how little regard some have for a human life in the name of doorbuster sales. "No big deal-- I just trampled the Walmart greeter, but it's ok! At least I got all my Christmas shopping done!"

    I feel bad for all the retail workers who have to be away from their families just so others can have a chance to buy cheap items as if the world were ending. I refuse to perpetuate this ridiculous behavior. I will never, ever go to a Black Friday sale.
    I saw this on Facebook and laughed my butt off...

    "Black Friday: because only in America people trample
    others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have"

    I hate the holidays. I don't see many of my relatives and in laws all year long, but I'm supposed to show up on Christmas bearing gifts? I'd rather just keep my money and let everyone else keep theirs! I don't need socks, candles, ornaments, etc.

    The holidays are just a financial strain to me personally.
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    Quote from PRICHARILLAisMISSED
    I never really celebrated holidays as a kid (poor). And when our family tried to spend them together, at least one fist fight always broke out, and it usually escalated to the point where it was more than 2 of us fighting. Police were usually involved. As an adult, they are not much more to me than any other day (kind of like how Birthdays stop mattering once you leave home and go out on your own). The only real days I look forward to are my daughter's Birthdays. That is my excuse to pry them from their mother and take them on a few days vacation and spend more time with them-They're "Daddy's Girls "

    On the upside, I always happily volunteer to work holidays and sponge the extra pay that comes with it !!
    You're not alone. Every holiday, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve, was just an excuse for my drunk/drug addict relatives to party even harder. My brother and my uncle were the worst and it was pretty much a given that there was going to be blood and cops.
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    Quote from Ntheboat2
    I saw this on Facebook and laughed my butt off...

    "Black Friday: because only in America people trample
    others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have"

    I hate the holidays. I don't see many of my relatives and in laws all year long, but I'm supposed to show up on Christmas bearing gifts? I'd rather just keep my money and let everyone else keep theirs! I don't need socks, candles, ornaments, etc.

    The holidays are just a financial strain to me personally.
    Exactly. I have been seeing less and less of some of my family members are the years pass by. Am I still obligated to give them a gift and vice versa? Methinks not.

    When I was a kid, I LOVED the holidays. They couldn't come soon enough! I would sit and listen to the Christmas music and imagine that I was one of the little people in one of my mom's Christmas decorations in a quaint little village. It seemed much simpler then, falling asleep listening to Bing Crosby, especially since I was a kid and people were giving me gifts! lol

    But now, I just dread it. I can;t even bring myself to put up the tree, but I do it because my mom hounds me about it. It's yet more money to spend, particularly on people we haven't really seen all year. It's way too hyped up and it's like all the companies want you to do is SPEND, SPEND, SPEND. I mean, I can't blame them; that's their bread and butter. It just keeps getting ridiculous year after year. As far as Black Friday goes - never participated and don't think I ever will. Can you believe that there is a lady in my city that has already been lined up at Best Buy since a few days ago? JUST. STAHP.
    Last edit by citylights89 on Nov 18, '12
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    Quote from Ntheboat2
    You're not alone. Every holiday, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve, was just an excuse for my drunk/drug addict relatives to party even harder. My brother and my uncle were the worst and it was pretty much a given that there was going to be blood and cops.
    Ahhhh, memories lol.

    You know something though, Ntheboat2, It wasn't all bad. Granted we weren't a storybook family. And over little to medium things we couldn't care less about each other, but if one of us were threatened or hurt by an outsider (non family member), the rest were there almost magic fast! Of corse then the police follow...
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    Quote from PRICHARILLAisMISSED
    Ahhhh, memories lol.

    You know something though, Ntheboat2, It wasn't all bad. Granted we weren't a storybook family. And over little to medium things we couldn't care less about each other, but if one of us were threatened or hurt by an outsider (non family member), the rest were there almost magic fast! Of corse then the police follow...
    Yeah, I wouldn't trade my crazy upbringing for anything. Some people live such sheltered lives, and while there's nothing wrong with that, I think my experiences made me the awesome person I am today.

    It could also be what has led me to be a psych nurse. There's just about nothing that I haven't seen in my life, and things that disturb other people are usually entertaining to me.

    I'm just thankful that I watched, learned, and did something DIFFERENT instead of continuing the cycle. I'm glad my own children won't experience most of what I did, but then again I worry about them being too naive, ungrateful, judgemental, etc.
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    I think it is the "awkward" family moments (and family members) that make the holidays not-so-cheery. Especially since, even though I am a nice person, I do not like being 'fake' nice when I want to just punch a person in the face...

    However, for the sake of holiday cheer and spending time with the family members I do enjoy, I grin and bear it.

    GRIN AND BEAR IT.
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    I love love love the holidays. However, Since my oldest son spent his last Christmas on this earth on a ventilator and died not long after, they are always tinged with a bittersweet sadness for me. I love that they have come to represent a time of year when I can remember him so vividly but it can be embarrassing when certain holiday music ( Ill be home for Christmas, music from The Polar Express, etc) can make me tearful unexpectedly.
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    I agree! I think this country is WAY to consumed with ME ME ME! Our holidays are WAY too commercialized! Its disgusting! Last weekend I celebrated Diwali with my Indian friends. Their holidays are not commercialized and its all about getting together with family and sharing food, NOT gifts! Do not get me wrong, I do like the holiday time, and getting together with friends and family. I just really hate how commercialized they are! So MANY ads on TV and the radio. Its like if your a man you better buy the woman expensive jewelry, or a new Lexus. If you a woman, get the man that expensive tool set, or a huge flat screen. For the record I do buy and get gifts from my family but if one day they said no more gifts, lets just get together and have food, drinks and celebrate, I would be happy.


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