Is there anything that you absolutely hate/dread about any of the upcoming holidays?
Being with family and seeing how empty and boring my life is, I miss my mom and long dead family members, Christmas has gotten so commercialized, people only care about Amazon, Black Friday and sales. What new toy Susie wants and what new video console Frankie wants. I've gotten to where I hate it. I have to hope someone takes me shopping or to remember to go online. I didn't even buy myself anything because I didn't get to Best Buy. I would just assume skip the whole thing.
I don't give a crap about the religious stuff. But the whole season depresses me.
I don't enjoy the crowded malls.
Driving on Christmas Day
I'm really not a fan of some people
I will be seeing.
I have an 8 hour drive which is fine. The thing I hate are the a hole cops and their speed traps.
People looking at me like I have two heads when I say Merry Christmas.
The commercialization of what this celebration is all about. Although December 25th is not the day of Christ's birth, it was a day picked by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate this day as Christ Jesus' birth.
Many have forgotten this or don't care. Many are more concerned about what's on sale on Black Friday and don't care who gets run over or trampled as long as they get what is on sale.
Please take time to remember the real reason we celebrate CHRISTmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
Merry CHRISTmas and Happy HOLYdays. May GOD bless all of you.
Note: Holy days that's how we got holiday. I heard it this morning in David Jeremiah's CHRISTmas sermon.
Seems pretty self evident, doesn't it?
I'm not in the Christmas spirit this year. It's just a reminder of last year. I'm just ready to skip past the next week or so.
My lunatic family
Where oh where do I begin??
That's a good starting point 😂
No dread but get frustrated shopping and getting gifts mailed timely.
Many times I am just plain bored.
Icy weather. Lots of families on the road!
It's the first year without parents, the family home of 58 years or any celebration with my family. It's a sad passing but compared to some here I am fine. I had an incredible family & hold nothing but great Christmas memories.
I just hope for some down time next week.
The fact that this is my last one living with my parents and spending Christmas morning as we always have. I can be sentimental about "lasts".
Not dread, but I'm already getting tired of the usual BS about the "meaning of Christmas" and what is the appropriate wish for the holidays. But two more trips out, tomorrow and at the start of the holidays on Wednesday, and there won't be anything left but the good stuff to enjoy for the two weeks.
This year, I just want it over!
Checking the bank account
Shopping 😔 and wrapping gifts 😝
Well, the last 3 certainly haven't been enjoyable..... too much drama &/or pain. I don't typically look forward to them. However, being home alone is not fun either.
For me, it's the pressure of so much socializing.
From Thanksgiving, through the end of January, I'm on the go.
Life is about choices one makes along the way. Grasshopper you have a choice not to attend.
Pretty much all of it, honestly. I'm not welcomed by my SO's family. I'm welcomed my family, but my brother sexually abused me when I was growing up and my parents don't know - they therefore don't know why I won't talk to him let alone be in the same house as him. My parents are divorced and my mother has borderline personality disorder. That all makes not very welcoming.
It's just painful and awkward for me. I'd prefer to spend each holiday alone.
Do your mom and brother get along? Will they spend Christmas together?
Well, that all adds up to make for an unpleasant holiday. I can see why you'd like to be alone. I do hope it all changes for you in the future though!
My mom and brother are extremely close. Though most people in my family, immediate and extended, both recognize he's a shitty human.
Next year, it appears as though my SO and I may be living in Oregon, so we can have a proper Christmas. 😊
This year, we're having people over on both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas !
Traffic and crowds in general. I also hate that the holiday season can sometimes bring out the worst in people - being self-centered, greedy, and just downright rude
The shoppers. Seems like xmas brings out the absolute worse in people.
No crowds on my amazon account.
Spending a lot of $, traffic and lines
Not being home
Your home is where your heart is. Keep good thoughts and you will be fine.
I love everything about this season, except for wrapping gifts. I'm going to start tonight.
I will be in the hospital most of Chanukah
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Chanukah this year will indeed be a happy one to remember ... eventually.
You've had a tough fall. I hope I goes well for you!
Thank you both!