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am i the only one who dislikes christmas

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FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 09-Dec-13 22:27:00

bah humbug alert.

I never get in the Christmas spirt, the christmas decs are already bugging me and I am glad to be working all over christmas.

FairyTiggybelle Mon 09-Dec-13 22:31:09

Yes. Just you.

Mintyy Mon 09-Dec-13 22:32:34

No, my mum hates Christmas as she loves to remind everyone everyfuckingyear.

Ihavemyownname Mon 09-Dec-13 22:32:57

I'm part of the bah humbug club

NoComet Mon 09-Dec-13 22:34:17

Just you, I love decorations, carols, naff Christmas music, driving out and seeing everyone's lights.

I just hate tidying the house and wrapping presents. DH gets presents all neat and square, mine look like a toddler wrapped them.

hyenafunk Mon 09-Dec-13 22:35:15

I used to before I had DC. It was only really because I had such naff ones growing up that it made me feel bitter. I'd just get wasted and rant to everyone about how it's all commercialised and a big money making scheme fgrin.

Since DC though I have a fire in my heart to make them extra special so they don't end up bitter drunk Scrooge's like I was.

seventiesgirl Mon 09-Dec-13 22:35:35

All the commercialism depresses me. Best Christmas ever spent in NZ. Fish and chips in a restaurant with absolutely no Christmas tat in view, heaven!

ZoeZoeZoe Mon 09-Dec-13 22:36:16


I wouldn't quite say that I hate it, but, shall we say, I do sometimes silently question the effort and hassle to enjoyment ratio and quietly think I wouldn't miss it if it weren't there...

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 09-Dec-13 22:36:45

It just hard work.

I been seeing christmas stuff in shops since september, it just feels like it drags on for months.

Sparklingbrook Mon 09-Dec-13 22:36:56

I feel it is something that has to be 'got through' and I certainly don't look forward to it. Bit of a chore. Every other year would be better for me.

Topseyt Mon 09-Dec-13 22:37:29

Nope, not just you.

I am more of a Christmas humbug every year. I go along with it for my kids, and admittedly I do enjoy it on the day, but all the run-up and chores such as writing the sodding Christmas cards I could really do without.

As for Christmas decs, if left to me they would go up on Christmas Eve (if at all), and come down on Boxing Day. I have three excited daughters though, so I am overruled, and I take it with a good grace. smile

ArtisanLentilWeaver Mon 09-Dec-13 22:39:57

Not keen on it at all. Christmas has turned into a greed fest and the true meaning is being forgotten.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 09-Dec-13 22:40:19

forgot to mention, the obsession with Fairytale of New York song.

plentyofsoap Mon 09-Dec-13 22:41:05

I don't like it really I just pretend to for others. I love taking all the decorations down grin

SauceForTheGander Mon 09-Dec-13 22:43:36

Nope not keen. Never have been. Used to like the pubs before I had DCs but those days of enjoying getting hammered in crowded bar a long gone.

Stressful, anti climax, expensive. Humbug though I love a good film on the tele at Xmas time and traditional carols

NuggetofPurestGreen Mon 09-Dec-13 22:45:12

You're not alone OP I could really do without it too. Lots of stress and pressure on people, money wasted etc etc. although I do like the lovely grub on the day itself and some tinsel. Would gladly do without that though if we could just abolish the whole thing.

insanityscatching Mon 09-Dec-13 22:46:02

I'm a member of the Bah Humbug group too. Ironic really that I was born on Christmas Day and df named me after a reindeer hmm
I only take part in it because of the dc. I can't wait until I don't have to bother once they are all grown up tbh. I plan on burning the tree and decorations and going away each year instead.

paulapantsdown Mon 09-Dec-13 22:46:15

I fucking hate it. I just don't get it. Its such a bloody fuss about nothing.

I suppose it must be great if you have family that love you that you look forward to seeing, but we have no family that gives a shit about us - no one. Its just another day, except you have to make an enormous bloody fuss about it.

I must add that my kids are totally unaware of this and I go the whole hog with decorations, presents, ice skating trips, nice food, board games etc., but I find it a huge pointless strain.

We used to have a party on NY day called our annual THANK FUCK THATS OVER party, but I can't be arsed to do that anymore.

Do I win the bah humbug prize?!

I will add that I love Easter and go totally overboard on that!

Xmasbaby11 Mon 09-Dec-13 22:46:59

DH hates it too. Feels it's commercial and he isn't materialistic so doesn't want presents. Hates shopping. Hates forced jollity.

I understand all this, but still love it!

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 09-Dec-13 22:47:03

No, no - Christmas is wonderful! Just have a low-key celebration if you can't stand all the hoo-ha.

Make Christmas what you want it to be!

paulapantsdown Mon 09-Dec-13 22:47:23

my mum used to say it should be like the olympics, every four years only!

member Mon 09-Dec-13 22:49:25

It feels like a chore. December is an interminable " to do" list for the sake of other people's enjoyment.

TheWanderingUterus Mon 09-Dec-13 22:49:36

Not so keen here. Don't like the whole culture of excess that has grown up around it and the fact that my workload triples with visitors and cooking and extra stuff required at school and nursery. Shops are busy and the whole Christmas stuff starts so early, August in some shops.

And most of all I hate the fact that you can't voice any dislike for the festive season without being called a fucking Scrooge.

BigusBumus Mon 09-Dec-13 22:51:21

I realised this year what it is that makes me feel utterly sick to death of Christmas by the 25th. It's the endless shite music, same crap songs wherever you go. So I've retuned to radio 4 and doing all shopping on the internet. It's those damn songs that make me all stabby.

myroomisatip Mon 09-Dec-13 22:51:30

I don't hate it as such but the media always seem to portray that others are having so much more fun than I am.

I have always had the IL's and Ex's family over the holiday period, which was quite nice but I only got to spend it with my own parents once and that haunts me a bit sad

Now I have reached a time in my life where I don't go to parties, don't dress up, and I don't have a partner so it will be a bit lonely.

All the hype just puts pressure on me to live up to the role of being a perfect mum, wife, hostess etc. It is just a huge expense and a lot of work. However, if you have a lovely family and it is a chance to get together then Christmas is wonderful, sadly that just isn't my life.

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