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    I HATE CHRISTMAS (AND I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE)
    A Rant by anonymouse


    I hate this miserable, overrated holiday and I hate the way it makes people behave.

    I hate the shallow, fake little advertisements I see every goddamn place I go to that tell me how by going into endless debt to buy shit for my family and friends I’ll somehow be a better person.

    I hate the advertising lines in the stores, I hate how the decorations go up in November under the guise of “holiday spirit” and I hate the people that buy into that sort of thing. I hate how they look at me funny when I say I don’t like the holiday and I don’t particularly like to celebrate it. I hate how they reminisce about their childhoods that were made just perfect by whatever shitty toy ended up under the tree when they were six.

    I hate how watching a bunch of greedy, snot-nosed brats going into a psychotic rage over the sheer magnitude of stuff that their parents throw at them which is supposed to make me feel “joyous” and “warm” and “nostalgic,” even though we're doing nothing but raising the next generation of Americanised little cunts who want want want all the fucking time.

    I hate how everyone asks for my money at Christmas and tries to guilt me into it.

    I hate how everyone remembers poor people and homeless people for two weeks and then promptly forgets about them again.

    I hate houses that are all done up garishly. I hate all the superficial cutsie little reindeer, snowmen, Santa Clauses, jingle bells, etc. Excuse me just a moment while I puke. Driving by some houses looks like a rainbow monster walked by and threw up all over the place. A very few are done well and are attractive but the vast majority are gaudy - and blinking lights make me dizzy, not happy. I hate those too.

    I hate all Christmas songs. I especially hate "Stop The Cavalry" because it's retarded.

    I hate all the expectations and demands placed on me at Christmas. I’m not poor but I’m not a millionaire yet, and I have bills to pay. There is an endless list of things I am expected to spend my money on - gifts for everyone, tips for all my service providers, food, christmas cards (hate those too), interior and exterior decorations, lights, etc, etc, etc. It is financially irresponsible to buy gifts for everybody at the same time. Fuck it all. Christmas has become the antithesis of itself. It is supposed to be an attitude from the heart of sharing, reflection, and spending time with the ones you love. For those who believe in Christianity it is supposed to be a quiet remembrance of the Biblical Christmas story. Instead, everybody rushes around going through the motions out of a sense of duty, panicking and arguing in the run-up, plastered drunk on the day, and anti-climactic afterward. They want to appear as though they have the Christmas spirit but instead are just mindlessly complying with all the demands and obligations that bombard us from every direction. They use up an unbelievable amount of time and money on Christmas stuff.

    I hate Christmas.




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    I HATE CHRISTMAS (AND I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE)
    A Rant by anonymouse


    I hate this miserable, overrated holiday and I hate the way it makes people behave.

    I hate the shallow, fake little advertisements I see every goddamn place I go to that tell me how by going into endless debt to buy shit for my family and friends I’ll somehow be a better person.

    I hate the advertising lines in the stores, I hate how the decorations go up in November under the guise of “holiday spirit” and I hate the people that buy into that sort of thing. I hate how they look at me funny when I say I don’t like the holiday and I don’t particularly like to celebrate it. I hate how they reminisce about their childhoods that were made just perfect by whatever shitty toy ended up under the tree when they were six.

    I hate how watching a bunch of greedy, snot-nosed brats going into a psychotic rage over the sheer magnitude of stuff that their parents throw at them which is supposed to make me feel “joyous” and “warm” and “nostalgic,” even though we're doing nothing but raising the next generation of Americanised little cunts who want want want all the fucking time.

    I hate how everyone asks for my money at Christmas and tries to guilt me into it.

    I hate how everyone remembers poor people and homeless people for two weeks and then promptly forgets about them again.

    I hate houses that are all done up garishly. I hate all the superficial cutsie little reindeer, snowmen, Santa Clauses, jingle bells, etc. Excuse me just a moment while I puke. Driving by some houses looks like a rainbow monster walked by and threw up all over the place. A very few are done well and are attractive but the vast majority are gaudy - and blinking lights make me dizzy, not happy. I hate those too.

    I hate all Christmas songs. I especially hate "Stop The Cavalry" because it's retarded.

    I hate all the expectations and demands placed on me at Christmas. I’m not poor but I’m not a millionaire yet, and I have bills to pay. There is an endless list of things I am expected to spend my money on - gifts for everyone, tips for all my service providers, food, christmas cards (hate those too), interior and exterior decorations, lights, etc, etc, etc. It is financially irresponsible to buy gifts for everybody at the same time. Fuck it all. Christmas has become the antithesis of itself. It is supposed to be an attitude from the heart of sharing, reflection, and spending time with the ones you love. For those who believe in Christianity it is supposed to be a quiet remembrance of the Biblical Christmas story. Instead, everybody rushes around going through the motions out of a sense of duty, panicking and arguing in the run-up, plastered drunk on the day, and anti-climactic afterward. They want to appear as though they have the Christmas spirit but instead are just mindlessly complying with all the demands and obligations that bombard us from every direction. They use up an unbelievable amount of time and money on Christmas stuff.

    I hate Christmas.




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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post
    I hate all Christmas songs. I especially hate "Stop The Cavalry" because it's retarded.
    Just for you. Happy Christmas!!!
    YouTube - JONA LEWIE - STOP THE CAVALRY...

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    A highly articulate rant.

    I'm with you on most of it.

    Perhaps Greg Lakes Christmas Song is up your street

    YouTube - I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake (HQ Audio)

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    I can't say I read every word of that but there's one thing I definitely agree with hating the idea of: gifts. I prefer to get what I want with my money, others can do what they want with theirs. What's the point in guessing what another person would like? Unless they tell you exactly what they want/need it's ridiculous guesswork.

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    But you dont hate me at Christmas, now do you? That's one thing you dont hate about Christmas

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    I loathe christmas. Good to know some other folks feel the same.

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    Default Mousey, I agree with you........

    I don't want to be all bah bugbug about it or anything but it's just so over commercialised. It's lost it's true meaning. Over the last number of years I've been increasingly disillusioned with the whole thing. I don't mean to put it down for anybody who enjoys it bit it's just lost on me at the moment...........

    I remember a time when I received some fruit and a packet of baloons from my parnets and santa for Christmas, and I was truly greatful..........

    Better times.............
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    Mousey I agree to with what you say, but its mostly nthe build up tp Christmas I hate, I do enjoy the day itself but the build up is just fucked up
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    nice thing about Crimbo = peoples general festive and joyous nature.
    nasty -------------------- = the greedy and powerful effect of COMMERCIALISM

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