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To be totally meh about Christmas, surely I'm not the only one?

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LunaLoveg00d Sun 18-Dec-16 10:57:13

Kids and DH currently putting tree up. I'm hiding upstairs with a bacon roll and mug of coffee. Just can't be arsed with it. I don't like the tree and the tacky decorations. I tolerate it rather than think how lovely it is. I hate the cheesy Christmas songs which have been on repeat since Bonfire Night. I hate that everyone's sole topic of conversation is what they're eating or buying for Christmas. I hate the competitive consumerism. Telly is wall to wall Christmas specials and festive this that and the next thing.

The build up has been going on for weeks and the kids are shattered after about three weeks of parties, services and performances. And it's still another bleeding week to go.

Would quite like to be flying off somewhere warm where Christmas doesn't feature and return around 3rd January when life can finally resume as normal. Bah humbug.

formerbabe Sun 18-Dec-16 11:00:10

Christmas is for children. I couldn't give a rat's arse if I never have to celebrate Christmas again.

thewookieswife Sun 18-Dec-16 11:02:02

I love Christmas - but this year couldn't be arsed either ! I might swing back into the spirit by the end of the week - but I'm so busy working I haven't even planned my menus or bought any family presents - or written any cards !! Just for overseas friends !!

cardibach Sun 18-Dec-16 11:02:03

I'm kind of with you. I actually really like Christmas, but I like it to stay Ina few days around 25th, apart from getting shopping done as appropriate. All this decorating of houses from 1st December and shops from earlier leaves me cold and puts me right off, as do the excesses of conspicuous consumerism. I'd happily travel instead, but I'd travel instead of most things. I would miss Christmas Day though.
So I suppose YAB a bit U but completely understandably.

The80sweregreat Sun 18-Dec-16 11:07:35

completely get it and I do think ( as someone who is older than most on these pages) it does become more of a chore and less of a pleasure. My dh was moaning about it ' all being about food and shopping' as I pointed out, unless we did an on line order ( too late now of course) you have to shop if you want all the food in for the various days we will be around for! He would be the first to complain about beans on toast xmas day if we didn't do battle round the stores. I feel sorry for the poor assistants having to work all the hours - I always say thanks even if they are surely or not that helpful as they are all feeling the pressure too. its a couple of days that seems to take months to prepare for. The real meaning of it all went out of the window years ago. It all food and retail making profits. Its not good and I've never been a huge fan!

Dazydazy Sun 18-Dec-16 11:10:00

Sometimes feel exactly like that. It's like a reaction to being forced to engage with what seems like madness. Just want to escape it.

Then there's bits of it I love, once it gets going.

LunaLoveg00d Sun 18-Dec-16 11:14:51

We're not a religious family so there is no deep significance to this time of year for us either. Agree that every year it becomes more of a chore, more Groundhog Day-ish. I'm in my mid 40s and just can't be arsed with the faff. Roll on the days where my youngest has stopped believing in Santa and we can just go on holiday instead.

I'm actually struggling to think of the "best" bits of Christmas Day. Presents are good but we are fortunate enough to be able to buy things year round and not wait for Christmas. Meal is ok but again nothing super special. Kids getting up at 5am to see if Santa's been is hell. Kids getting overwrought and fighting with each other is hell. Weather at this time of year is crap and I can't even use the summer tactics of sending them to the park.

LunaLoveg00d Sun 18-Dec-16 11:16:50

And as I was typing that all I could hear was DH shouting at the kids who are creating ww3 over the placement of baubles. Daughter in tears. Elder son sulking. But it's the best time of the year, right???

SleepFreeZone Sun 18-Dec-16 11:27:17

Yep, same here. I don't feel miserable or anything but I just don't care about the nonsense if it. I've written cards, I've wrapped the presents, I've even done the bloody elf!! But my four year still doesn't really get it and the 11 month old continues to wake me up countless times a night so my life is just Groundhog Day regardless of season.

I don't want any presents as I have everything I want and can buy the things I need. I've decided not to do a Christmas dinner as the kids don't eat it and I'm on a diet. So from my point of view we are doing a nod to Christmas and then roll on new year and warmer weather.

Lorelei76 Sun 18-Dec-16 11:29:48

there's a thread going here

please join us and meh gently till it's all over!! good if we all hang in one place grin

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