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Anyone else absolutely dreading Christmas?

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Mum72 Tue 16-Nov-10 13:27:46

Or am I the only one?

I can feel myself getting more and more down each day atm as the christmas hype is starting to build. sad

Can't get out of Xmas because of the kids. I have to be there for them but would rather shut myself away for a month. Instead I struggle through as always.

Bloody hate it!

TeeBee Tue 16-Nov-10 13:31:31

Bless you, what don't you like about it?

My MIL is like this, but only ght of coming to us to see the kids that keeps her going. because she has issues with PIL and Christmas just highlights them. She will be super-dreading it this year because we are not about, and its usually only the thou

TeeBee Tue 16-Nov-10 13:32:21

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Bless you, what don't you like about it?

My MIL is like this, but only because she has issues with PIL and Christmas just highlights them. She will be super-dreading it this year because we are not about, and its usually only the thought of coming to us to see the kids that keeps her going.

mamatomany Tue 16-Nov-10 18:13:01

You need to find one part of it that you like and enjoy and focus completely on that.
For me I love watching the kids open their presents and their carol concerts and the walk after dinner, quite a lot actually but that is what I focus on when I am stood outside marky's at 6 am.

Tikitikitembo Tue 16-Nov-10 18:37:15

Can you tell us what it is that you find so hard. I am usually like this but I feel better this year. Can we help ?

mumeeee Tue 16-Nov-10 22:08:14

I don't like the hype but do like Christmas. This year we are going out for Christmas Dinner so I don't have to do any food.
We will have a big family party just after Christmas which although I find a bit stressful I actually love. It means all the cousins can get together. There are 12 of them all togenter now aged from 11 to 25. This year is going to be special as one of my nieces is expectting a baby at the beginning of December so she'll bring the bay with her and my nephew who lives in America is bringing his Fiance over.

Stillconfounded Wed 17-Nov-10 17:30:48

Can you change what you do on Christmas day so that you do enjoy it Mum72?

Silkstalkings Wed 17-Nov-10 17:34:32

I don't get that warm and cosy sentimental feeling that other people seem to get but can't complain as all my family are hooking up this year and I don't have to do any of the organising/putting up/cookinggrin.

bigchris Wed 17-Nov-10 17:34:38

What's not to like? Loads of food , opening presents
if it's family that's the problem say you're just having Xmas on your own this year

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