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I hate Christmas

Posted in Christmas, Rants by rip747 on December 7, 2006

Yes you read that right, I hate Christmas. I think know the holiday has lost all meaning and people are only concerned about receiving gifts. It’s so commercialized now, what good is it. They should just get rid of the holiday and give us the day off for Halloween instead….

but then I read things like this.

Maybe there is hope.

UPDATE: I can’t believe this post still get people commenting on it after a whole year.


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  1. Annoyimous said, on December 14, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    I hate christmas to.. i am so sick of people nagging you “what do you want for christmas?”
    Or the ever so popular “un-noticed-hints” (which are very obious and if i want to spend
    a couple hundrend dollars on a sweater i will get it for you) My-self i would be happy
    sitting at home with a tv dinner my cat currled up on my lap reading a good book.. SLEEPING
    through christmas.. so maybe i am just a scrooge, but i would rather be scrooge then broke
    and over fed with over cooked turkey and those “oh-so-happy-to-see-you-smiles” and the
    “I love the raindeer sweaters”

  2. Suzi said, on December 16, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    Thank god normal people who see christmas for what it is, a load of commercial capitalist bollocks! I hate the decorations, the lights outside people’s houses and above all the shitty shitty music!! (see Bruce Lawsons site for a good breakdown on why christmas music is crap)
    I wish people would come to their senses and see that Christmas is being oversold to us, peace and love to all mankind? Bollocks there are more suicides at christmas then any other time. We all pretend we’re happier but that’s only because we’re pissed to drown out the gaudy sights and sounds of christmas all around us. Yes we can celebrate it, yes it might even be a bit fun, but please can we not reduce it down to 1 week before christmas and not have christmas things available before halloween!

  3. Greg said, on December 16, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    Thank God there are others that hate this holiday as much as I do!

  4. Denise said, on December 17, 2006 at 11:32 am

    I am a fellow Christmas hater. For me, it means feeling left out because I have no close family connections. Christmas is about family, even if it means being with people you cannot stand and never see. My ideal Christmas would mean spending it with friends, but since society dictates
    we must spend it with family…

  5. wikkd said, on December 17, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    I probably would not hate it so much if I were not so poor…its just too depressing to think about celebrating….

  6. anon said, on December 19, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    i dont like this time of year. none of my family celebrate christmas, and i was brought up not celebrating it. so it is the worse time of year ever for me. Roll on January

  7. kevin said, on December 20, 2006 at 4:39 am

    Christmas is a load of crap the only reason people carry on about it is because every other brain dead sheep does.
    I mean seriously what is it its jesus’s birthday so why is it made into national holidays when barely even half the population beleives in jesus.
    The poor buddhists having to listen to christmas carols they probably wonder wtf they are.
    Look at the guys on the news they arent religious yet they publish whole news stories on christmas (jesus’s birthday) of which its like they forget wtf it even is.
    I have 2 kids and only do the christmas thing for them yet I dont have much family or family that cares less about us so its nothing special.
    More like the tooth fairy , easter bunny or any other of that crap.
    Sometimes I wonder if I should tell my kids santa aint real and that he was made up by coca cola to boost sales after they removed cocaine from there drink!!!
    Because thats the truth!!!

  8. Ellie Oxnard said, on December 20, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    I hate Christmas. I hate Christmas! Ok, there I said it.

    Now I am sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. I searched “anti-christmas” and “i hate christmas” on the web and came up with lots and lots of sites. Some even stating F*** Christmas!

    Why do I feel this way? Maybe because I am getting ready to spend the next 6 weeks of my life chained to a shop counter selling toys to frustrated, harried parents and their annoying, sniveling children. Gee, that might be it. When did parenting skills start becoming ranked by how large and how expensive a Christmas a parent could give their Kid? Are you a BAD parent because you aren’t willing to risk life and limb to buy your kid the latest, greatest, hottest toy? (I blame that on Cabbage Patch Kids, the scourge of the 80’s!)

    Yes, I work in a toy store so some of you are thinking that I have brought this on myself. I do accept some of the blame for promoting the capitalist way of life full of materialism and debt. BUT it wasn’t always that way. 25 holidays in retail have shown me that.

    First off, why do we need a holiday that celebrates shopping? Or better yet, why do we have to celebrate every holiday, no matter how obscure, with shopping? We spend and spend and spend enough on a daily basis putting American credit card debt in the BILLIONS, so why do we need a specific holiday to emphasis that?

    Second, why so early? Thanksgiving used to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Then it was Halloween and now it’s back-to-school! I knew we were in for it when I saw Reindeer Table linens in Target in AUGUST. Besides, my birthday is in November and I feel completely ripped off. November is just glossed over and treated as a launching pad for December. Next thing you know, November will be struck from the calendar and December will become 60 days long.

    It took me years to figure out the Day after Thanksgiving was called “Black Friday” in reference to the accounting term “In the Black”, meaning all the stores will make enough money to put their in a positive balance as opposed to being “in the red.” I thought they called it Black Friday because it was a horrible @#$%& day to have to work!

    Thanksgiving is no longer the busiest shopping day of the year because people are trying to start their shopping but because companies are now whoring themselves out with ridiculous promotions and sales in an effort to capture the customer’s last dollar.

    On that thought, I need to start my day. Happy Holidays to you (because I’m not allowed to wish anyone a Merry Christmas anymore). -Ellie

  9. corneilius said, on December 21, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    I find the whole cristmas thing quite abhorrent. I have released a christams single which I hope you will enjoy.

    Kindest regards etc., etc.

  10. Ricardo said, on December 25, 2006 at 12:55 am

    Christmas is a load of crap that gets paraded around in our faces every year, and I am so glad that not all people out there are not ignorant capitalist sheep. I hate Christmas on every level.

    My family hates each other (from the pit of our souls to the pits of HELL), and yet for some reason we still come together and attempt to be normal. Last year my brother decided to stop carving the turkey and turn the knife on me so I nailed his hand to the table with a sharpened Candy Cane. See, hate. well mine was an act of self-defence.

    Anyway I loath the idea of Santa. His whole image is nothing more than a pitchfork that capitalist fat-cats use to penetrate the wallets of the mindless drowns that take part in this twisted backwater “Holiday”.

    Maybe I wouldn’t hate Christmas as much as I do if there weren’t soo many things wrong with the seemingly innocent traditions those in the “holiday spirit” carry out. Hanging balls on a tree came from the Mongols. They used to hang the heads of their decapitated victims on trees to mark their territory. There thousands of twisted little “traditions” that aren’t given a second thought.

    My Biggest complaint is that Christmas, the celebration of Christs birth isn’t even celebrated near his actual birth! Most historians agree Jesus was born April 17, 6 BC, And the only reason we celebrate in December is because early Christians were pagans who celebrated the winter solstice. By moving Christmas to December the switch from pagan to christian was made easier.

    So, for my final statement on Christmas to all those who insist on celebrating “Find a stocking and STUFF IT!”

  11. candice said, on December 25, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Well, today is the day. Doesn’t matter how much we wish it would disappear it still shows up. Hubby and I started off the day with the annual Christmas Day Fight. Follwed by the “I hate you and I don’t want your gift!). Then the space-cadet can’t figure out why I don’t want to accept his gifts for me! Why buy someone you hate a gift? We spend every year worshipping the Santa-god and bowing down to a dead tree that’s plastic spheres on it. And then what do we do??? Light it up to display our stupidness. Here neighbour come see my dead tree ain’t it purdy?? We then get to celebrate even more buy eating dead fowel and pig.Mmmmm! I hate Christmas. Ihate wading through a two page poem written by someone I never met with a picture of Santa on it only to get to the end and see nothing more than the first name of the person who just handed it to me! Gee, Joe. By golly I plum wouldda fergot ya name if you hadn’t put it in this here card…duh! I hate Christmas. I don’t drink. Wish I did. Merry Hope-it-ends-soon to you and your loved ones. Bah Humbug!!!!!

  12. corneilius said, on December 28, 2006 at 12:10 pm

    I forgot to mention that the single is an ANTI-christmas single, and it’s free………properly subversive.

    My condolences to all who experienced arguments, disappointments etc., over the days….



  13. mita said, on December 30, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    thank god for alcohol- its the only thing that has enabled me to cope with being incarcerated for days with my mother and drudging constantly all on two to four hours sleep a night for nearly two weeks.oh and the fags of course.

  14. Jason Kretchmar said, on October 13, 2007 at 3:05 am

    Ask my friends. One of my most famous lines happened at a drunken party once. Over and over I kept on saying, “Fuck Christmas!” It’s true. So many bull shit engagements. So much money spent on useless stuff. And so much comercialization. I fucking hate that holiday! Fuck Christmas!

  15. Robert said, on November 6, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    I so hate crap commerce Xmas, its pure commerce crap, thats all!…Pure soulless commerce garbage totally depressing, and rotten depressing music ever (I listen to heaps of techno/trance on the music player then, to keep out the so mega-depressive shit!), hate the decorations that come around october, sometimes even late september…GO to hell $commerce bullocs! Hate Xmas, always!

  16. retro said, on November 18, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    This year my wife decided to have a dry run thanksgiving day to test out her recipes. We soaked the bird in a brine solution she got at William Sonoma it really kept it moist. OMG, the turkey was so good and I get to do it again in a few days!

  17. Russ said, on November 19, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Well we’re ass-deep in another stupid holiday season where those that have no belief in the focus of Dec 25th make out the best – those of Judaic backgrounds that are the primary retail owners that shove this crap down our guts to get us to buy stuff that isn’s available most of the year (who the hell buys board games anymore anyway, but the shelves are loaded with closet fillers every fall). I honestly have high esteem for those that have the balls not to follow the “Krees-chuns” (as the locals around here pronounce their faith’s name) from Jews to Buddhists to athiests (like myself) and agnostics. Making a buck off of the sheep is great for them and more power to them for being able to manipulate them into opening their wallets – but everyone should be pissed that this happens. 3 months after some braindead zombie shopper spends themselves into debt they will never be able to pay, they go into default on loans and credit and claim bancruptcy – and the rest of us get to pickup the debt they wrote off by honestly managing our debt and paying our bills by the creditors adding fees, manipulating payment dates so we’re late and make us pay $35 extra, holding deposits an extra day so they can hit us with a late fee (and higher percentage rate per the 12 pages of tiny print you agreed to either when you got the card, or by default by never reading the changes they mailed with 12 more pages of boring timy print).

    This year our hero of retail, Walmart (as they call themselves with their stupid public relations ads where they act like they are doing us a favor putting local business out and then monopolizing the market and raising prices) started with the trees and decorations in my area the day after LABOR DAY (yeah still summer, not even fall yet). They are pushing things at us made at 1/10th the cost to them as when it was US made, is 1/10th the quality but once they close the market for a locality they are actually higher than when they sold US made items when Sam was around. If I go to the nearest municipal area 25 miles away then there’s the damned malls that are like mausoleums most of th year then try to suck you in to make up for their losses for the dead 9 months of Jan to Oct. Also Best Buy, CompUSA, etc are all out to give you the feel good and get you to buy something you would never consider otherwise, and that the 20 yr old resh out of junior college hasnt a clue of it’s real quality, value or necessity but he or she knows they can confuse or impress you with the cool technobabble, more of which is taught to them but they havent a clue what it means most times.

    We had the typical stereotypical family in the 60’s and we had al the full under the tree morning of Dec 25th and then things were jammed into toyboxes by Jan 1. Now things are so poorly made they either fall apart by Jan 1 or they are the target of a recall. Who the hell wants to stand in line for an hour to return a recalled toy anyway – no one does as they are burnt out from the shopping season before and just set it aside – so the retailer and the maker in China make our great at our expense (our meaning the sheep that fall for this stupid holiday).

    I have no problem with people having faith in something, to a degree. When a person like myself is not of that (or any) faith by choice under the freedom of religion granted to us by our constitution, but yet has to endure this stupid holiday that is supposed to be a Holy Day (where holiday came from, not meaning a day to get stupid and fat and have yet another paid day off work), then it pisses myself and others of non-Christian faith off to have to be involved. I have boxes and boxes of dumb fire-hazard outdoor and indoor lights in boxes in the attic myself having felt the pressure at one time to participate, yet they havent been out of the attic since 1998 when our youngest got to the age of knowing what is going on. We have grandkids, but it’s up to their parents to determine the level of participation – at their homes not at ours. We brought our kids up to question things, especially authority, and determine for themselves if they wanted to be part of a system such as Christianity. So far all of them have decided on their own with their now adult minds that they have no ties to this joke that likely started as a way to break the dullness of winter tied to a religious holiday back when people were brainwashed into religion and were branded odd and even tortured or burned alive if they failed to follow the rest. Why do they call the believers sheep? Theres a message there but the followers think it’s a good title they are given.

    The way I see it religion even before Christianity was created as a boogie-man system by the educated and powerful few to keep the uneducated and poor masses in line without the use of force – essentially ancient brainwashing. Why do they start from birth hitting people with this, why do they all jump on you if you talk it down or question it, why do they tell you yu are going to a bad place when you die if you dont believe? Yeah you’re going to a bad place – with 6 ft of cold mud over your dead butt and only a halfass marker to be your legacy when you go. All these things including holidays and the denouncement of other holidays (such as Halloween) are made to give you festivities to make the religion even deeper. Why would clergy make extraordinary attempts to keep people from Halloween? It’s not related to THEIR interests. If a person doesnt go with the rest of the sheep with Xmas (and writes it with an X instead of the full title) they flip out on you, call you names of characters made up to make you feel bad about yourself, like Scrooge, Grinch, etc.

    It’s a load of crap and people more and more with education and the internet are able to make educated decisions more each year and break away from this nonsense. I totally believe in good morales and being a useful part of society but I dont need some other human telling me how to do so according to some 2000 yr old fairy tale or telling me I’m bad if I sin yet on the other hand some poor sap they nailed to a post died for the forgiveness of the sins of all of us – total doubletalk to include this dumabassed holiday season.

  18. Depressing said, on November 27, 2007 at 7:03 am

    I hate christmas! I never have the freaking money,the joy that once was is gone,thanks to my husband fighting every year.The holiday blows!!I am depressed every year at this time.

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  20. Trixie said, on December 1, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Oh, the dreaded time of year starts again! I used to like Christmas, many years ago. I’ve tried to like it again, but I just can’t. There is no meaning to it anymore…it’s just an overbloated gorging of materialism. Two years ago I told my present obsessed family that I was donating my Christmas money for them to charity, and would appreciate it if they did the same. My brother actually said, and I quote “but I already BOUGHT your present”. Sigh. I have asked and asked that they not send me any gifts (I live across the country from them), but I have already received two gifts this year! I am now forced to reciprocate, even though I have repeatedly asked them to LET ME OUT! Why can’t they let go of this freaking obsession??? Thank GOD I’m not the only one who feels this way! I am just depressed at the thought of this shit again!

  21. Chad said, on December 1, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    My hatred of Christmas is deep and satisfying. I think it’s the most fuck-you-time-of-the-year. When the unknowing ask me if I “got my tree yet,” I tell them that no, this year, I put an empty refrigerator box in the living room, painted it black, and that I’m quite happy with my Big Black Box of Nothingness. The puzzled face and the awkward silence are the biggest gifts of all.

  22. Dr. Mike Trenga said, on December 3, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    It’s good to know that I’m not in this alone. I hate – no – I loath Christmas. It’s the most selfish time of the year for greedy little runny nosed brats, and those stupid adults that feed into it. Yes I loath Christmas and all it’s commercialism. I hate the music, I hate the decorations, I hate the superficial greetings.
    You can’t go to a store and just buy something you may need this time of the year without people pushing and shoving, (this is absolutely absurd).
    I have a Doctorate in Christian Ministry and this has NOTHING to do with Christ, in fact He wasn’t even born on Dec. 25th, in fact He wasn’t born anywhere near Dec. 25th.

  23. Jamie Howard said, on December 5, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I hate Christmas. The retailers are the ones getting the last laugh as the masses fork over their hard earned cash over some bogus, hyped up holiday. It seems that Christmas and it’s true meaning is lost and taken over by the machine that is capitalism. Christmas, for the most part, creates debt (again good for the retailers and lenders), places undue pressure on people, creates overblown expectations, exacerbates feelings of depression, and makes for dissapointment (especially when the credit card statement comes due in January).

    Further more, I hate all the gaudy decorations like those little Chrsitmas Villages and sappy, souless songs. It also disgust me that people cut down a living tree and dine on the meat of slaughtered animals. By the way, everyone it seems goes overboard with the decor! People who normally take no pride in their homes feel the need to decorate every nook and cranny.

    It is truly frightening how people are so easily dupped. I shudder to think that some of these people hold positions of authority……cringe.

  24. Caroline said, on December 6, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Christmas is about everything, but Christ, even amoungst christians! I think it is more of a distraction away from Christ, rather than an attraction to Christ.
    It’s a time when masks of phoniness are personified! In families for instance, we get together once a year to express our love for one another, yet couldn’t be bothered to say hi or even e-mail the rest of the year.
    Whoever made up this holiday? It’s not even His real birthday!Can you imagine celebrated a loved one’s birthday every year and it’s not even the day he or she was born? It’s whacked man!
    Don’t even let get on the subject of Christmas within the church! Ok! Twist my arm, lets go there!!! Christmas in the church is about performances and how much one can impress the visitors with their talent and oh yeah, it would be cool if someone gets saved and becomes a member in our church! Then we can boast about it the next Sunday, to prove that out performance wasn’t in vain!! What about the other 364 days of the year? Sorry 363 days of the year, I forgot about the easter performances!
    Ah! The gifts! Have you been in a mall lately at Christmas time? Need I say more? Even in the church gifts have become a replacement of the true gift: Christ!
    I know you may be asking yourself: Who are you to judge? Believe you me, I’m the first to plead guilty of making Christmas, about everything, except, Christ! All I’m saying lets examine our hearts!
    Anywho there is so much more I could say, ie commercialism, santa, but I won’t!
    Anything expressed in this note is soley the responsibilty of the one one who wrote it, it does not represent the opinions of other christians!

  25. Tabitha said, on December 6, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I hate Christmas, I hate Christmas,
    It’s just how I feel,
    The gifts, The ruckus,
    And Santa’s not real.

    I don’t want none of it
    Please, just take it away!
    I want nothing to do with it
    Do you hear what I say?

    Take the tree, the gifts
    And all the snow too,
    Just leave me alone
    Is what you can do!

  26. fritzzmo said, on December 9, 2007 at 12:33 am

    My little poem, Dec 2005

    The Evilution of Christmas-

    Zoned out excited masses.
    Cookies chocolate fatter asses
    Half baked fakeness.
    Unbaked good.
    children acting as they should.
    Everywhere and everything is vivid red
    or hunter green.
    gifts and toys and songs revised
    take from the meek and strong and wise
    give to the me and now and more
    Christmas has become a chore
    Brighter days are not in site
    Flourecent Walmart steals the white
    The dreams become a mindless need
    Christ our Savior replaced by greed


  27. fritzzmo said, on December 9, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Evilution of Christmas II, December 8, 2007


    a bag
    a box
    a little bow
    a secret kiss
    fancy hair
    fancy dress
    maniac stress
    twisted ribbon
    fleur de tant
    needfull needs
    wantful wants
    joyful smiles
    with squinted eyes
    merry wishes
    merry lies
    troubled debt
    gracious woe
    where did the Christmas spirit go
    candied yams
    shop and compair
    driving sleds
    pulling hair
    a thousand miles to anywhere
    light the lights
    make a toast
    fancy party
    competitive host
    bake the pies
    plastic firr
    Hearts and minds still stir
    broken souls
    hollowed eyes
    casted roles
    bittersweet hearts lost and alone
    seeking to know the one
    passing by without a thought
    not seeing
    not hearing
    not feeling
    just not


  28. Fern said, on December 9, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    I didn’t know that my husband, daughter and I were in so much company. Every since my husband’s sister and dad died almost 3 years ago, it’s not been the same. I have no desire to put up all the Christmas decorations. We are all so sad and lost. We have lost our joy not just at Christmas but life in general. As for Christmas, presents bore me, I don’t need anything and don’t want a lot of junk from the dollar store. If I need or want something I go get it myself. The whole of idea of entertaining wearies me.
    I love Jesus, but I just can’t be happy at Christmas, I just don’t have it in me.
    A lot of it has to do as others have mentioned. It is way, way, way to plastic and artificial. What happened to the wonder and joy. Do we lose it when we get older? The fact that people act like complete and total asses the day after Thanksgiving and then probably sit piously in church the next Sunday (but hey! I got the current much desired product ofter knocking over 6 people to get in line)doesn’t help my perceptions any.
    I do love to buy things for those who have needs such as my daughter’s friend who is in Iraq and his wife and baby back home on base. I bought mittens and hats to bring to the local elementary school for children who don’t have much. I love to give $$ to a local ministry that deals with troubled teens. That make me feel valuable and needed. After Katrina, we had a chance to purchase items needed by a family in Golf Port Mississippi. That was fun, because it was needed.
    May all of you come to experience the joy of salvation through Jesus Christ as your savior. That’s where the real joy comes from. That and helping those in real need. May God bless you all.

  29. thegrinch said, on December 10, 2007 at 1:50 am

    I hate christmas cause I’m obligated to spend time with people that I care for but I don’t really actively enjoy their company… so it’s like I have to pretend I’m having a good time…

  30. Youknowwho said, on December 10, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    I hate it when people pretend to enjoy my company, yet make it seem as though they care… and that is why I hate people. (This isn’t only reserved for the Christmas season either…)

  31. ros said, on December 11, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I have taken to my bed for the last 4 days, partly cos I have a cold and partly cos I just want to cop out of having to do SOMETHING towards Christmas. I dread it. I think its a mixture of things, my kids are grown up. I have no partner. Like everyone else, the commercialism sickens me and every year it creeps earlier. I can remember enjoying it and I would love to be able to block off the crappy bits and enjoy any bits I can eg. having a real christmas tree. It really gets to me and my feeling is that I have to do it somehow. I just have to trudge my way through – I do feel that one option is to go away for Xmas – my mum went off to youth hostels for years and did the healthy walks in the hills thing! I feel maybe I need to drop out one year and take to the hills. Maybe that would help.

  32. rip747 said, on December 11, 2007 at 3:46 pm


    You really need to get away. Do yourself the favor and go on a cruise or to the hills like you said. It sounds more to me that you are depressed more then anything.

    I’m just just a miserable fuck this time of the year because I could care less about the holiday itself. Thing is though I’m not depressed about the holiday, you sound like you are.

    There are many right reason to hate this time of the year and you care read a bunch of them here in the comment, however you don’t like it for the wrong reason: you’re lonely.

  33. Gary said, on December 12, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    I thought I might be the only one who felt this way.
    Christmas is nothing more than guilt induced consumerism

  34. Janelle said, on December 13, 2007 at 9:48 am

    My birthday is in 7 days and I hate Christmas. I put my foot down this year with my scattered family and said NO! to Christmas. No gifts, no trees, no Christmas cards…..
    I hate the commercialized/capitalist meaning behind Christmas. I wouldn’t mind getting together with friends and family for a good meal and a few laughs, but I refuse to go into debt this year.
    I was feeling really alienated until I found this website along with many others this morning. I guess I’m not as abnormal as I thought I was.

  35. EMILY said, on December 13, 2007 at 9:20 pm


  36. Gary said, on December 14, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I wouldn’t say that I hate Christmas per se. Quite the contrary, I think that the idea of Christmas is fundamentally good. There is nothing wrong with peace, love, and goodwill towards man, but somehow all of that has been forgotten. Today Christmas is characterized by tacky decorations (in the suburbs anyway), annoying office parties, tense family gatherings, and need I say it rampant consumerism. Personally, I find some Christmas decorations nice. For example, a nice wreath or candle or something and of course the Christmas tree, but I absolutely hate the gaudy blow-up Santas, mechanical reindeer, and all of those annoying Christmas lights that you have to hang from the gutter. Office parties should just be done away with. Perhaps people should spend Christmas with people they like instead of their genetic relatives. Finally, although I believe fervently in capitalism and the freedom which ought to accompany it, I must condemn the terrible materialism which infects the holiday. Not that that is so bad in and of itself, but the problem is that most people are more concerned with purchasing gifts for their annoying relatives than they are about helping the poor and downtrodden. We need to return to a Charles Dickens type Christmas. Oh and all that Happy Holidays bullshit is rather aggitating. Kwanzaa is not a real holiday. Hanukah is, but the only reason why people say happy hanukah is because of Christmas. People should say Happy Passover or Happy Rosh Hashannah or however you spell it. I have nothing against Jews or African Americans (many of which celebrate Christmas), but Christmas deserves some

  37. John said, on December 14, 2007 at 9:47 am

    I’m a sucker for Smucker’s
    But of course, that’s not all

    It’s the sweets and the presents
    What..for me? I don’t deserve it at all.

    As my heart sinks a bit lower
    I can think of a time

    As a child it was simpler
    So for now I reach for some wine (but not too much)

    But the innocence in all
    Is quite hard to ignore

    As everyone struggles each year
    With the Days of Yore

    I’m not sure where this poem is going
    But I need to get ready for work

    As my days are quite numbered
    So I’ll work on not being a ridiculous jerk

    Merry Christmas Everyone

  38. T. Deregowski said, on December 14, 2007 at 10:18 pm



    fake jollity




    spending time with people you dont really like


    tired of shopping

    tired traditions

    aggressive trading

  39. Guy said, on December 15, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Hey I see a lot of points and opinions above. Yeah I see, there is some serious bitterness towards Christmas, but wait… What are you going to do about it? Is Santa real…Duh, NO. Are people trying to commercialize Christmas to make more money? Duh!Of course they are! You complain as if aggravated about their selfishness, yet the reason that you are upset is that you are selfish and don’t want to buy their products because you want to keep your money for yourself. That can be understood. You earned the money for crying out Pete. However, here’s the beauty of it. It’s a free country. If you don’t want to buy someone a gift don’t. If they ask why, than don’t be a pansy. Tell them what you think. Sincerity is an endangered species. It has great value.
    As for those of you angry about Dec 25 not being Christ’s birthday, NO one could possibly know the exact date. That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate His birthday. Take the celebration back if you want it Christians! If any other religious group has a problem, go establish your own country. I mean, it doesn’t take Christian faith to realize that America was founded on Christian faith.
    You can complain all day about “stupid” traditions but guess what, this is your opportunity to have the choice of whether or not to take part in them. You could enjoy laughing at everyone else this season if you wanted to…instead of complaining.
    You complain about Christmas music. I understand, but you know what there are better things to complain about like the thousands of people starving every day, or the massacre of innocent lives that people murder everyday because they have not researched abortion, or the slave trade of adolescent girls into prostitution that is on the rise in other countries where they have huge problems that might just be bigger than people waiting in line at 4 on Black Friday.
    Get your heads on straight. Stop hating Christians. I’m not trying to appease all of the Christians out their by writing this. I’m asking all parties to look at things from a bigger perspective. If you don’t like spending the holiday with your family, than spend it with your friends. If you don’t like shopping until the week before Christmas than wait. If you don’t like gifts at all just tell people that you care about them if you want them to know.
    hhhhmmm whats a cheesy exclamation? GEE WHIZ, all this complaining and I wanted to do more than just complain about it.
    P.S. Sorry to those of you who hate your families. I’m really sorry that you have missed out. Sincerely, Guy.

  40. John said, on December 16, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Thanks Guy,

    That’s sort of how I feel about it. My stupid poem above was actually a plea to those who find Christmas so difficult to stop and think about it. But I didn’t have time to finish it.

    It was sort of going to be on the track of what you were say…basically “find another way if your way isn’t working.”

    It’s amazing to me at how widespread the Christmas celebration is across the entire world. But then when you read the history of it…Christianity, Paganism,…the church..governments, etc. EVERYONE is involved in the history of Christmas. I think the immensity of the “celebration” frightens some people.

    But then like you were saying, we have the freedom to celebrate, or not celebrate how we choose. True there is a lot pushed in our faces, but…turn off the TV, or don’t go shopping, or……?

    I was thinking this morning, wouldn’t it be funny (or interesting) if the Christian scientists determined the actual date of Jesus and then the church made an official change of the Christmas celebration? Like April 17th…or November 12th. But then…would Christians still drag fir trees into their homes like the Pagans did to celebrate the solstice and the “dying of the sun?” Can the commercial celebrations of the actual birth date of Jesus be separated at this point?

    The entire holiday is rather amusing and confusing huh?


  41. David said, on December 16, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Boy, I thought I was on an island by myself about this stupid holiday.

    I’m a christian, there is no celebration of Christ. It’s all about the crap that everyone wants to get. I have told my wife I don’t need anything as well as her family. I need another material gift like I need a hole in my head. But I am so sick and tired of everybody thinking you have to buy gifts during this time of year. a day that forces people to buy gifts. When I get somebody a gift I’ll do it on my on freewill and not a particular day.

    The retailers have marketed this day to mindless people. Mindless people going out to buy gifts that nobody needs, kids here will get more toys in one day than other kids in other parts of the world or even poor kids in this country will get in a lifetime. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if nobody got gifts, but donated their time and money to those who are in need or gave gifts to children that have very little.

    Then there are all these get togethers with family and friends where you sit around and eat and eat and eat. Hell why don’t we make a meal and give it to someone who really needs it. I believe that’s what Jesus Christ would do !!!

    I’m really thinking of telling my wife’s family that after this year don’t buy me anything else. If I need something, not a want, then I’ll get it myself.

    Then there are the riduculus radio talk shows who get there panies in a wad, because the ACLU wants to take Christmas out of the schools and other public places. I could care less. Go ahead take it out. I’m a christian I know were i stand with God. Geez are there not more important things going on this world than worry about petty crap like that. People being persecuted in other parts of the world for their beliefs, or girls being sold into prostitution, people being sold into slavery. Get a grip on the real problems of the world.

  42. Pass_the_Whiskey said, on December 17, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Ok, folks…how can we go mainstream with this and get the message out?

    Christmas has been perverted into a feast of massive material consumption and it SUCKS!! Jesus would be horrified. The devil is using our own sacred holiday against us and civilization in swirling down the drain! BAWOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!

    I freakin’ hate this time a year! Spending money I don’t have and feeling like I can’t get out of it. The crazy mean people at the stores are horrible. I am going to lose my mind if I have to tell one more person that it’s only 8 days before Christmas so WE’RE FREAKIN’ OUT OF THE MOST POPULAR TOY ON THE PLANET BY NOW. It sucks, it sucks, it sucks. Forget the terrorists, we are sabatoging ourselves.

  43. Corinne said, on December 17, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, there are a lot of us on the same page. I hate all of the pop stars “creating” their sappy stupid songs that suck worse than anything else you will hear on the radio. I hate the guilt trip that is placed on me for not being able to afford to buy presents for everyone I ever knew in my entire life. I hate the constant commercials about the perfect family having the perfect christmas. I hate how everyone says it’s the most magical time of the year when it is truly the most tragic time of the year. I hate all of the Christmas parties that I am forced to go to every year where you pretend to be happy and have a great time. The only time I can find christmas cheer is when it comes from a bottle.
    Bah Humbug……..

  44. YY said, on December 19, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I never hated Christmas but we will no longer have holidays – our beautiful 21 yrs old son and our only child died in June. He was the reason that we have celebrated holidays year after year. Without him, our home is no longer completed and will no longer celebrate holidays….
    Worse – my brother-in-law’s family sent us a Christmas card with happy holiday greetings. We are so sad that our blood related relatives would do this to us……

  45. John said, on December 20, 2007 at 8:18 am

    I’m sorry about your son. He is in a much better place. My dad passed away 9 years ago and I grieved for quite a few years.

    Your brother-in-law did not mean any harm. Try not to personalize Chrismas gestures. When someone says, “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” or “Greetings”…its merely tradition and has nothing to do with your personal life. In fact, most people can care less about your personal life.

    That is basically what this entire board is about. The tradition has gotten out of hand and has become ridiculous. Again, your brother-in-law did not intend to hurt you. He is just caught up in all of this Christmas garbage like the rest of us.


  46. rip747 said, on December 20, 2007 at 9:10 am


    I too send my condolences to you. I can only image losing someone so close. John is right though, your brother in law meant no harm in his gesture. Like he mentioned, it is just “tradition” to send cards to people and such.

    Personally now I’ve gotten to the point where I just text messages everyone instead of sending cards. Why is this different you might ask, because a text message is very informal. If someone is in a good mood and on the up and up, then a text message is just as good as a card to them. If someone is down, they will probably just shrug it off and delete it and it causes no harm. I don’t expect or want a response to the text message, it’s just way of fighting the man and his traditions.

    Another thing I’ve gotten into the habit of doing is wishing people Happy Kwanzaa instead of Christmas. Why? Because noone I know celebrates it and they normally ask me what the hell is Kwanzaa anyways. I usually causes them to laugh since wishing someone Happy Kwanzaa is so far out in left field. And for those people that do celebrate it, (which I’ve only met one person who actually did) causes them to light up like a star since they people never had someone say that to them before.

    In closing YY, just do what I do, throw the cards in the garbage and don’t think twice. Send out a blast email or text message and start celebrating Kwanzaa 🙂

  47. Keith said, on December 20, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Debt, Debt and more Debt, because of buying gifts, going for a drink with people, distant family, work colleagues all of who you don’t really like.
    The whole Myth that christmas is supposed to bring everybody closer together by spending cash.

    Burn christmans to the ground!

  48. Rhonda said, on December 20, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I have hated Christmas for as long as I can remember. My parents divorced when I was a small child and Christmas day was always spent in transit (being shuttled off on a plane or on the road) in order to try to be with each parent on the same day. Forty years later, not much has changed. Both parents have since remarried and now I’ve got FOUR parents to have to try to please every holiday.

    Nevermind my significant other and her family – we have always had to go our separate ways each holdiay in order to please everyone else. Thank GOD we don’t have children to deal with on top of everything else.

    And then there’s the stupid, fucked up office parties. Why in the hell would I want to spend the precious little time I have away from work at a party with the same morons I’m stuck with every day? If employers really want to do something nice for us during the holidays, an extra day off with pay would be MUCH more appreciated. Then we could at least have time to participate in the expected, mindless consumerism that Christmas has become for most people.

    Christmas holds no joy – it has always been just a source of major stress that has to be coped with each and every year. Fuck sobriety. Fuck people. Fuck Christams.

  49. Irma said, on December 20, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    What I hate about Christmas:
    It starts at Labor Day and goes on and on and on. . .
    It is a marathon, an endurance contest. We are blasted by all sorts of images that have us believing that everyone else is having some sort of Norman Rockwell moment, and we wonder why we are not.
    I teach school – and the kids are divided into two groups – the kids who have everything and are so wired on excitement because Santa is coming, and the kids who have crappy lives and are pissed off because they know he isn’t coming to their house. It makes for a toxic stew at school. And we wonder why kids don’t learn. . .
    No matter how many cookies you bake, decorations you put up, parties you attend, or money you spend, you are always left with a feeling of inadequacy – that somehow you are not measuring up to some artificial ideal of Christmas.
    I am fortunate to have a family that actually enjoys being together, but please spare me all the Martha Stewart details that leave me exhausted and numb by the time they all show up.
    Thanksgiving – now there’s a holiday to celebrate! It’s all about family and food. The menu is always the same, and there are no gifts to buy or cards to send. Throw a few gourds and pumpkins around the house and there, you’re decorated.
    More and more people every year become disenchanted with Christmas. My question is – how do we collectively stop the madness?

  50. Rhonda said, on December 20, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Oh, and don’t even get me started with the crappy music………

    So glad to have found this blog – nice to know I’m not alone in loathing this dreaded, damn holiday

  51. Holland said, on December 21, 2007 at 1:40 am

    My ultimate solution to the Santa Claus epidemic ….

  52. sophia hamilton said, on December 21, 2007 at 7:26 am

    i to hate christmas,its a load of commerical crap!!u hear the samr songs every year&all that stress just for 1 day,same things,spending shit loads of money for nothing!!!getting pissed as thats the only way to deal with family&people be nice to your face cause its christmas!!!if i hear 1 more bloddy christmas song or see 1 more christmas advert,i am going to throw my tv&radio out the window!!!!!!

  53. Steve-o said, on December 21, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Six years ago I decided enough was enough and I made the conscious decision not to celebrate Christmas anymore.
    Not that I celebrated it anyway, I just bought presents.

    Now, in those six years I have had four girlfriends.
    All of them except one expressed dismay and sadness at me not celebrating it. The one that didn’t was an ex Jehovahs witness, and they don’t celebrate it anyway.

    I’ve been called tight, mean and miserly. I have been told that my behaviour is a cop out.

    I try to explain that it is a fundamental reason why I do not celebrate it. Firstly, I am not a Christian. I do not celebrate any other festivity. Not Eid, not ramadan, not the Chinese new year, January sales or any other. Because they are essentially meaningless to me. I want to keep the real me. I do not want to portray a false image of me. I cannot think of anything worse. I would rather be completely lonely that play into anything with a fake facade to gain acceptance.

    What saddens me is their utter blindness to what I am trying to tell them. I often feel like an alien in society. I often feel lke a scientist observing a group of monkeys, or sheep, as an experiment. As a result I’m a very lonely person, but I refuse to take part in false facadery and only really want to associate with like minded people.

    I’m lucky. My mother and best friend fels the way I do. But I am astounded, if not a little unsettled and disturbed by the number of people who actually play into this shit.

    In my opinion Christmas is nothing more than a grotesque trade fair that has been hijacked by trade, retail and commerce.

    I actually think it brings out the worst in people, which, is a sweet irony.

    I am so so so glad I am not alone in this train of thought. Now, if only I could find a woman who felt the same.

    One more thing, if I ever hear one more person say “Its a time for family, to show your love”, I will probably be starting a life sentance for murder soon after.

    For fuck sake, if you cannot show your love for your family at any other time, then do not do it just because its Christmas. Why do people let themselves be dictated to?

    Valentines day? Pass me the bucket!

  54. Jim said, on December 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Christmas blows!!! I hate it with a passion.From the the traveling to see people you don’t want to see.Next trying to get to the store just to buy some milk is regodamndiciolous.And dont get me started about what my wife thinks she “NEEDS” to buy for everyone.I Really liked “Christmas with the Kranks” ,but they pussied out at the end.Fuck christmas give me Labor day anytime.

  55. Corinne said, on December 21, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Let’s face it, life is busy enough without having to throw Christmas into the mix. I have a hard enough time keeping up with cooking, cleaning, laundry etc. and two jobs. Why would i want to be masochistic enough to do a bunch of extra baking? Not only that, I hate shopping any other time of the year why should that change just because it is christmas? the only good thing about being so broke at the moment is that everyone knows it and isn’t “expecting” a gift. I prefer boxing day because that means that christmas is over for another year. (and don’t even get me started on the big deal about new years)….

  56. George said, on December 21, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Ah — finally something to be thankful for at this loathsome time of year –this blog and many like it!! I experience the holiday as something crushing the spirit OUT of me, and I resent having to counter it with pure hatred just to survive its onslaught. I don’t really recover until New Year’s Day –the only actual one of the holidays I actually like!! It is the time of year in the Western World closest to what it must be like to live in North Korea all year long: a relentless barrage of propaganda shoved down out throats and piped into our eardrums. And yes, the posters who have mentioned the nauseous “special Christmas songs” churned out for pop albums are to be commended!! What total B.S!!! (“This Christmas I’ll move mountains just to be with you” blah, blah blah!! Disgusting.

  57. Jim said, on December 22, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    I stopped playing the xmas game about 5 years ago. I denounced my Christianity years ago and I never understood the “Madison Avenue” type xmas most celebrate. I don’t need to purchase love and acceptance from the only people I care about – I give 365 days a year.

    I won’t down you for buying into it – don’t down me for not!

  58. Neil said, on December 22, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I really can’t think of anything to add. I’m just amazed that there are as many people that despise this time of year. It brings out the worst in people, greed, selfishness, vanity, materialism, and jealousy. I cannot think of a single positive thing to say about XMAS. I hate the crowds I hate the TV specials I hate the music and I hate the people that react in horror when I tell them I don’t celeberate it..I don’t buy cards, I don’t buy presents, I just refuse to participate in any of it. I have to go to the grocery in a little while and I’ve been procrastinating for hours because I dread the traffic and the crouds of obnoxious sheeple spending themselves into oblivion. What the hell is wrong with people?

  59. John said, on December 22, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    I have to type something here because of the last post.

    Because Christmas has become so crazy, commercialized, etc. it seems people are confusing Christianity with what you are supposed to do on Christmas.

    As a Christian, you really don’t need to do anything. Christianity isn’t about buying gifts for people, or decorating a tree, or listening to Christmas music. It’s only about loving and caring for all people.

    An acknowledgement of Jesus doesn’t mean you have to wear reindeer antlers, or have a giant Frosty snow globe in your front lawn.

    Let me repeat this. As a Christian you don’t need to do ANYTHING. I think that is where people are getting confused other then show love to people (and that doesn’t mean buying gifts).


  60. bella said, on December 24, 2007 at 2:50 am

    i don’t hate Christmas but sumtimes i despise it becus the only reason we have Christmas is to celebrate the birth of jesus and family but now its just a time were stores and corporate use to sell their merchandise and its not right at all. also its all about presents when little kids wake up the first thing is were are the presents and hello ITS NOT ABOUT THE FRIGGING PRESENTS and then where the hell did Santa Claus come from its the DUMBEST thing I’ve heard a old man living in the coldest part of the world “NORTH POLE” flying around the world to every house with flying reindeer and little elves making toys when we all kno the parents buy the presents and whoever came up with that BULLSHIT is an ASS. and its so sad for those kids who have been good all year wake up disappointed and sad because they sadly dont have money or food to feed them selves but little rotten rich kids get fat and have lots of presents. instead of getting fat and greedy on the holidays people shoud concentrate on the wars,hunger, people dying,and homeless,parentless, kids of the world. i pry that all those kids wont have to suffer much longer and that people would wake up and stop being so dammn greedy and give to people who dont have ANYTHING. and the music and stupid movies is also what i dispise the most its all so fake and christmas is now a materialistic holiday. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  61. kat said, on December 24, 2007 at 10:40 am

    -i hate the hecticness of it
    -i hate the shitty songs
    -i hate seeing people i dont want to see and pretending to be cheerful as its the ‘season to be jolly’
    -i hate wasting cash on pointless shit
    -i hate pretending to like gifts given to me
    -i hate the tacky decorations
    -i hate the boredom of it on christmas day
    -i hate the fact everywhere you look u feel like ur in the fucking north pole
    -i hate christmas tv and watching shitty old films ive seen every year since i was born
    -i hate the way its been made into a time of magic and all that shit, santas not fucking real, we should bring up our kids learning about reality not fantasy that will one day dissapoint them when they realise reality
    -i hate piling on the pounds then having to lose it all again, its just being greedy, some people cant even afford a christmas

  62. AB said, on December 24, 2007 at 11:56 am

    It’s been said many times here already but I’m glad I found this blog. For some reason, this year I’ve been called a bunch of names by people I associate with because I don’t do Christmas…well don’t do their type Christmas. You know, the kind of Christmas where you wake up at 3am the day after Thanksgiving to get to the Best Buys at 4am so you can pay the $2,700 for a 50 inch TV that you really don’t need or can afford anyway. The kind where for a month you turn your house into an energy consuming beast by hanging lights and blowup displays bright enough NASA could see it from the space station. You know the kind, where you empty your SAVINGS account then max out your Visa buying presents for people who will either a) return them to get the money or b) re-gift them to someone who will just continue the vicious cycle. You know the kind where you’re seemingly forced to an office party with a bunch of folks you really don’t care anything about. The kind where your love for someone is measured in dollar bills. The kind where you spend $80 + on a tree only to throw it to the curb on the 26th. You know the kind where someone wishes you a Merry Christmas one minute and the next is cutting you off in traffic or knocking out of line so they can be the one to get the last of the year’s hottest gift. The kind where you sing some of the dumbest songs ever created. And lastly my personal favorite, the kind where (if you’re the church going type) you go to church to celebrate Jesus (which, again if you’re the church going kind should be done every day) and you see those people who are only there to be seen, who listen to the sermon, and then pass by the homeless person without even acknowledging them on their way to their home. (Am I judging? No, because in the past I did exactly that. Just had an event happen in my life that changed my perspective on things.) Two years ago I stopped sending out Christmas cards, which cost me some friends. Last year I stopped putting up decorations and a tree, which earned me the label of being a Grinch. And after this year, I’m done with the gift giving, which will probably lead to me being labeled cheap. Yup I don’t do Christmas…at least the Christmas that 99% of this world does. As someone already said, you can be a Christian and not do anything at Christmas time. And I’m working today and I love having the office to myself. Can actually get some work done.

  63. shelanater said, on December 24, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    ditto to it all I just found this site – Iam sick of the whole scam-it areally has made me feel ill -the whole holiday crap, greedy, and whats up with the mom,me having to do all the work when i hate it and i do not want a thing thanks to anyone who feels the same

  64. fuckchristmas said, on December 24, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    I agree with most of these posts. Christmas is a commercial holiday. Where I live, the shopping centers have cops all around the place to keep people safe from carjsckings, muggings, robbery, etc. The traffic is bad everywhere. I don’t care for the majority of the population in my city. So don’t even expect me to go to stores and have to deal with a jungle environment.

    By the way, I don’t believe in god. I think religion is a joke. god has done nothing for me.

    Happy birthday asshole !

  65. JDS said, on December 24, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Finally I found a place where people feel the way I do about Christmas. I HATE IT SO MUCH! I am a person who likes things simple and my kids, husband and I are all very easy to please and able to enjoy simple things. I HATE excess and waste and being harassed about “what do the kids want?” for 6 months out of the year. They don’t want any more stupid shit from you and neither do I. We don’t want you giving us crap we don’t want or need because it does something for you to do it, you sick fucks!!! It is all forced and people do it because everyone else does it and if you oppose it like I do you are considered to have something wrong with you. I hate blatant consumerism and the way it has ruined this world. I hate the way people with money piss it away so stupidly this time of year. Mostly I just hate the way no matter how hard I try year after year to make it the way I want it to be, I just can’t seem to escape it.

  66. Val said, on December 24, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    I think I hate Christmas the most because of its artificiality. We pretend we feel happy when really we feel bitter and disappointed in our lives, ourselves, our family. I hear underneath all these I hate Christmas’s really a I hate the fact that I can’t be happy, that my relationships are a disappointment, that my life is a disappointment, that my family is a disappointment. I personally hate the season because it reminds me of how much I hate my life. It reminds me of what a disappointment my marriage is, my career, my family. We grow up being fed this load of crap that there is this storybook life that somehow if we’re good enough or sincere enough or something, that we can get, but the reality is I don’t know one person who has that life. I have never met a person who has that life. As a matter of fact I don’t know one person who is happy. I think people drag their butts out of bed everyday knowing it’s going to be the same depressing bullshit that was there yesterday and they do it anyway cause they don’t really know what else to do. We live in a society that sets up such completely unrealistic expectations of how we are supposed to live, unrealistic expectations of what we are supposed to have or do to be happy. There is no satisfaction in simplicity, in small things, in non-material things. We are failures if we don’t make tons of money, but the more money we make the more of a failure we become because we can never reach the illusive goal of being wealthy enough. Our society is sick to its very soul, sick with striving, sick with lusting after material possessions, sick with not being able to love and care about other people. We isolate ourselves, we suppress our feelings, we feel lonely and bitter and isolated and yet if we express how we feel we’re outcasts and rejects. No one wants to talk to you or be around you if you express the unhappiness that they feel. They don’t want to be reminded it of it.
    That’s why christmas is such a drag. It reminds us of how unhappy and unsatisfied we are. We try so hard to pretend for some amount of time that things are fine, things are good, but they suck and we know it. All those decorations and lights and presents can’t make the sick empty feeling go away. All the cookies and sugar and excessive food can’t make the sick lonely feeling go away. So we drown ourselves in alcohol or drugs or food. And then we’re supposed to “count our blessings.” Have you seen this stupid email going around? Oh my god! It’s the worst. Count your blessings cause millions of people are worse off that you. How the hell is that supposed to make me feel better? I don’t feel better because people are less fortunate than me. I feel worse that all those millions of people are miserable, even more miserable than I am. So that’s why I think Christmas sucks. It isn’t the holiday, it’s the unrealistic expectations and desires that we are set up for, the feeling of disappointment because we don’t have something that can’t even be attained. Ask yourself, do I hate christmas because of what goes on around me, or what goes on inside myself? I don’t care about what other people do, I don’t care if they sell their soul to the devil to buy a toy, I don’t care. What does it matter to any of you what other people do? Why do you get so bugged by it? Because you imagine that they are happier than you, that they are having some kind of great holiday that you never had or will never have. It’s bitterness in its worse form. Quit being so pissed off at other people cause you imagine they have something you don’t cause they’re probably just as miserable as you are. We hate Christmas because we feeled trapped into celebrating it.. we feel obligated to go through the motions even though we don’t feel it or want to do it. We have to thank people for presents we hate, eat food we don’t want, look happy when we’re not. It’s the artificialness of it. The faking it. The unrealistic expectations.

  67. derek said, on December 24, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    religion:a life in the fog,as the song goes..i feel its one of those quotes that has some real meaning..

    santa claus was just a persona that was dreamnt up by the coca cola advertising agency.

    as for the christmas festival\holiday.what a load of hype\bollocks.all that stress\debt just for one day.why do we need it.december 25 was the date of the winter solstice,hijacked by the early christians,so,not significant as a religious festival at all.
    just another commercial snout in the trough holiday.

  68. iam1me4me said, on December 25, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    GOD I HATE THIS HOLIDAY!!!!!! Every year I think things cannot get worse on this dreadful day only to find that last year’s nightmare was a child’s daydream compared to this year. To top it off, I get my deployed spouse whining about how hard it is… bull! I spent 13 out of the 15 Christmas’s in the military deployed where your meals are cooked for you, laundry services take care of your laundry, and many other things you do not have to worry about are provided for you. The only things you have to clean are yourself, equipment, room, and work space. No kids to pick up due to suspensions before Christmas, house to maintain, cars catching on fire an hour away from home, guest canceling at the LAST min., and family not bothering to stop by… knowing you are ALL alone. Merry &%&%*^P({*&(*^P%(*&%PU)*}_)*)_(* Christmas!

  69. JDS said, on December 26, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    The reason I hate Christmas is not because I “feel bitter and disappointed in our lives, ourselves, our family” – it’s because I hate having my time wasted doing things I don’t feel like doing, so that’s why I have decided that from now on it will be MY WAY, and lucky for me, my spouse and children agree with MY WAY. It’s the extended families that are gonna have to just get over it next year when we don’t play along with their idea of Christmas (which we have been opposing for years to no avail).

  70. Nadz said, on July 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I was researching about holiday rip offs 4 eng and came across this. I tink most of you guys r so dam stupid. u have a fucking life, who asked u 2 make urself so sad. I know people who have been thru hell, abusive parents, divorces etc. But that didnt keep them from staying down. I undrstand if there was a death in ur fam, coz my dad died during xmas and obviously i tink of him alot, but i cant help but lov xmas. I tink u guys r really concious and also u dont have 2 buy gifts. Thats not wat xmas is all about.there r alot of global problems but xmas is the 1 time everybody can cum 2gethr. change his damn blog,,,al of url r mad!!

  71. rip747 said, on July 29, 2008 at 12:42 am


    either you’re leet or a dum ass…. i’m going with dum ass.

  72. ruth said, on December 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I hate CHristmas because it to commericalized and everyone wanting presents.ALSO HAVING TO PLEASE MY MOTHER_IN_LAW AND HER FAMILY >THEY NEVER COME AROUND OR CALLL HER UNTI CHRISTMASTIME IT ALWAy put on me and my family to keep the mom happy ,ZI;m tired of it .

  73. Sonia Diaz said, on December 5, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    i need a good web site ,looking for an i hate christmas or i hate the holidays icon for my myspace anyone know any?? my pace email only [censored] or just sonia diaz let me know thanks. oh and yeah i freekin hate christmas !

  74. rip747 said, on December 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Just a reminder, please so not leave any personal information (phone numbers, email addresses, etc) in the comments. I read them all and censor the information or delete the comment altogether. it’s for your own protection.

  75. The Grinch That Stole Your Jaw. said, on December 14, 2008 at 2:55 am

    ROFLMAO! What a bunch of babies we have here. LOL Don’t blame Christmas because you fail to motivate yourself. I’m an Atheist. I don’t need a god to have fun.

    As for some of the military whiners. You chose the military; you are a bloodthirsty clown. Deep down, you enlisted into the military because you wanted to kill someone legally. You decided that it was more important to killl someone than to celebrate the holiday, but now you need a cop out. Dump the family and go live in the jungle.

    For everyone else, you weren’t shit before your first Christmas. Bottom line is, if Christmas was gone, something else would be invented for you to fail at.

  76. irma said, on December 20, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    One year later, I feel bad for writing about how much I hated Christmas. If I could talk to the Irma of last year, I’d tell her she was too tired and overstressed. She needed to take a nap.
    This year, some of the family I was trying so hard to please has moved away. Now, instead of stressing out to make it nice for them, I just miss them. A lot.
    As for the frantic preparations and parties, the weatherman has taken care of that with one snowstorm after another. As for the expectation of buying just the right gift, hasn’t some of the pressure been taken off by this awful economy? Nobody is expecting over-spending this year.
    I still think Thanksgiving is the best holiday. Food, family, done. But as far as I hate Christmas? I hate the overblown expectations. But I still like the idea of Christmas.
    I guess it is good to have a website where people can vent their frustrations anonymously. I hope the holdiays are better for you this year.

  77. RottenMurp said, on December 21, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    finnaly fiannly…there are others like me out there..i HATE christmas with every fiber of my being…i really do…i hate christmas trees, christmas songs, christmas candy, wreaths, music…i hate it all…every year its the same damn thing…i cany afford anything for my kids cuz their no good father only cares about drugs and partying…chritsmas is only for rich people…not poor people who have to get food from the food bank like me…my kids arent getting a damn thing for christmas and i think its sad that only rich people can celebrate it. we dont even have a fking christmas tree much less presents…and all the christmas commercials…lolol..all those happy people with all there shining lights and gifts and bikes and xboxes and wii’s….well it must be nice to be able to afford 1000s of dollars worth of gifts..while some people have to stand in the cold at the foogd bank for hours just to get a box of damn noodles and a can of corn…fk chritsmas and all it stands for…

  78. Rose said, on December 21, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I just don’t like Christmas because it has nothing to do with peace and good will. It is greed and nothing more. Myself, I always tell people if they want to get me a gift, make a donation to a charity; that would be the greatest gift of all. As for the comment about military people from the Grinch that stole your jaw. If it wern’t for us blood thirsty clowns, you wouldn’t have the freedom to openly insult the very same people that lay their life on the line to keep idiots like you safe. You would be hiding under your bed crying like a baby if you had to endure what these men and women go through.You forget military people are human and like you have families; we aren’t robots. Although Christmas means nothing more to me than a day off, I don’t like being called down because of it. Also, why can’t people help charities (ie the homeless) all year long. Why wait for 12 months to help them? Will just be glad when this farce is over.

  79. Irma said, on December 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    My words come back to haunt me. One year ago, I hated Christmas because of all the preparations and excess. This year, my family is far away, and I am snowed into my house. The gifts I ordered via UPS have not arrived yet. The Christmas party was cancelled due to bad weather. No family, no gifts, no cooking, no cleaning, no stress. You’d think I’d be happy with that, right? It is as if God said, “So, you hate Christmas? How about a year with NO Christmas – see how you like that!”
    All said and done, I would rather the chaos of family around me than to be missing them.

  80. Heidi said, on December 23, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I hate Christmas too. It’s nothing but a pain in the ass! You go into debt buying gifts, paying for flights, etc. Fighting crowds at stores, listening to those nauseating carols. I can’t stand it. The holiday makes me want to puke. I know a lot of other people who feel this way too. Its so annoying. I dread more and more every year.

  81. David said, on December 24, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I hate Christmas. Its all about spending money…and if you go to church…you look like a fool if you don’t give money to the church. Money, Money Money. Happy Frikin Merry Money…I mean Christmas. I’d rather go to the dentist for a root canal than live through this awful day.

  82. DANNY said, on December 24, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I HATE THIS MORONIC HOLIDAY.Instead of focosing on love and family..what u get is a bunch of GREEDY fuckers and a bunch of bitchin and moaning…cause the rest of the family is so self centered and retarded, like this damn holiday is about THEM! i ove my family and I love GOD AND JESUS..but fuck this one and only day all the MERCHANTS ram down ur throat..” IF U LOVE YOUR WIFE U WILL COME OUR FUCKIN STORE AND GO BROKE JUST FOR HER”…and we love u for it. hey merchants..CRAM IT!
    Then they cry about oh god..shoppers arent spending money..were not gonna make to all a good night..Ill have a cold beer and a fatty..and by the way..SHOVE that damn gift card.
    Peace out.

  83. DANNY said, on December 24, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    AND…..I spelled some shit wrong.sorry.

  84. Joe said, on December 25, 2008 at 4:14 am

    I HATE XMAS, the crowds, the people at the liquor shops, the over-spending, the fake socializing, fake smiles, I’m sick of people who don’t give a crap about Christianity, go nuts over the holidays, buying crap, putting lights up all over their houses. . .GET REAL…
    Most of you don’t even know what the holiday is about..
    I get really depressed over these holidays.. I can’t stand people who carry on like sheep……

  85. Clint said, on December 25, 2008 at 6:30 am

    It’s Christmas… Yay! Just feel the excitement. Lunch with the extended family and relatives, oh joy! If only restraining orders could compel them to stay away.

    Oh God, if you can grant me anything today, let this day be over as quickly as it started.

    Shiit! 5minutes to showtime, slap on that Happy Christmas ~ Great to see you face and put on the best pretend performance. I swear, next year- I’m buying the T-shirt: I HATE CHRISTMAS! DEAL WITH IT

  86. DANNY said, on December 25, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Well my family just left..i stayed home.i just wont participate this year.

  87. Brenda said, on December 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I’m glad to find this website. I may not be as adamant as some of you, but I have this anxious dread of this holiday with all the expectations, decision-making, noise, chaos. I want to be brave and simply say “No more”, but I trudge through it for my family. Maybe next year I’ll just smile and decline. I do love family getting together, church, and the music. That’s it.

  88. Pastor Scrooge said, on December 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I am the Pastor of a large mainline Protestant church. And I hate this time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I love the celebration of the Incarnation of Christ. And I love the season of Advent, all the complicated theological themes going on during the weeks leading up to the 25th of December. But I never get to celebrate it the way I would like to.

    I hate the annual fight I have to have with my parishioners about singing Christmas carols the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I hate that no matter how much I try to teach that we have a four-week season of Advent to work through before we get to the Feast of the Incarnation, they want Christmas trees and Christmas decorations and Christmas songs and Christmas pageants and Christmas parties starting practically before the football games on Thanksgiving day are over. Would we sing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” during Lent? I hate how the commercial, secular, tacky, tasteless, consumerist-driven crap-fest has completely overwhelmed the subtle, complicated and delicate waiting and anticipation of the weeks of Advent.

    I hope, some year when I can have a sabbatical, to be able to take it beginning just before Thanksgiving, and not return until after Epiphany is over. I want to go to place far from civilisation and meditate and pray during this time of year.

  89. SM said, on December 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Well, we have to put the Chrismas decorations up tomorrow. Notice that I use the words “have to”. Apparently, there is some unwritten rule that forces us to interrupt our lives for an entire day to drag out the dirty artificial tree from the storage shed an adorn it with a myriad of cheery ornaments. I, like everyone else here, absolutely despise this holiday. I am a devoted Christian, but wholeheartedly believe that Christmas, especially in this day and age, is not about the birth of Jesus Christ. What it is about (other than spending money) is following some retarded ritual where we force ourselves to spend hours and hours decorating, shopping, getting annoyed by crowds, trying not to commit vehicular manslaughter during a fit of road rage, cooking, and cleaning. Oh yeah, then we have to spend another full day in January putting everything back in storage. Most people take vacation during Christmas and you would think that they would want to relax and get away from work. Nope. Apparently it’s more fun to create MORE work for themselves. I would rather spend my time at work than deal with the entire family hanging around the house all day. I’ll take PEACE and QUIET over PEACE and JOY any day of the week. Ho Ho Ho! (I hate you too, Santa!!!)

  90. glenn said, on December 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I never felt alone hating Xmas. People like me just stay low and go thru the motions. Nice to have a site to rant. I can’t stand old ladies wearing Christmas sweat shirts like they think they are cool. And dumbasses going around wearing santa hats. The whole thing is so phony yet retailer’s dream. Guess what ? none of it means a damn thing on Dec.26th.

  91. Colormepagan said, on December 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Finding a site like this almost makes me believe in God…almost. I fucking hate Christmas. And I dont mean a little bit. ALOT.

    Christmas is nothing but a worn out tranny with tinsel trying to sell her wares to the unsuspecting who desperately want to believe she is real. Of course, truth be told, I might enjoy it more in the presence of queens…those bitches know how to have fun.

    Why do I hate it, you ask? I hate it because it doesn’t last a month anymore…it lasts a frickn sales quarter.

    I hate it for all the sappy “If you love her, you will buy her a huge diamond/luxury vehicle/puppy and present it to her in (insert romantic area: fireside..Aspen ski resort or in front of her adoring family). If you don’t do this, you are a schmuck, and if your man doesn’t do this for you, you must not be pretty/thin/worthy enough. Message: Christmas is for winners. Insert eye roll.

    I hate it because after the first ten playings of “Good King Wenceslas” it’s just not fun anymore. Neither is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, or Dreaming of a White Christmas. I admit, I kinda used to like the music, now I want to stab someone with a fork by the time December 1st rolls around.

    I hate it for the sanctimonious attitude displayed by most, not all Christians. “Jesus is the reason for the season.” No, it isn’t you fucking retard. Read much history? Your predecessors STOLE the solstice from the pagans. Yes, it’s true….go look it up…deal with it, acknowledge it, and move on. But DO NOT ever tell me your fake god is the reason. You arrogant, ignorant pricks.

    If you’re a parent, and you don’t go buy the latest playstation, WEEEEEEE, EMo, Furby…ZUZU whatever the fuck…then you fail again. However, if you are willing to reinforce the addled notion that love can be bought, and you’re willing to pay 21% APR for said love, then you’re a WINNER!

    Even the decorations, which should really just bring enjoyment to those who chose to put them up have become a ball and chain.

    In an effort to keep up with old Larry next door, by God, we are adding even more gaudy lights that have no rhyme or reason. I must admit, lights at one time were a plus in the season for even a scrooge like me….but honestly…some of these people need an extreme makeover in the lighting department. Again, I think shunning our sisters in drag has brought us to this.

    The tree. Ah…the glorious poor dead tree that has become a quasi gift delivery system for everyone. Does anyone stop to think what the original trees meant to people besides a thing to hang yet more tacky (for the most part) decorations, fight over how to decorate, make sure the pets don’t drink the water and then unceremoniously dump on the curb come January 2nd? Yeah, the tree industry keeps some in socks, but really…I would rather go out to a tree farm…see them all in their glory, string some lights and know they will survive to provide shelter for some animal in the year to come. Now that’s Christmas spirit.

    Since none of these thoughts will pass between most of my brethren’s ears this consumer driven, oops, I mean HOLIDAY season, I say that for me and the rest of the haters, we are ok.

    The looks, the pity we may get when we admit we don’t care for the holiday or worse, when we admit we are not celebrating it because we’re atheists/don’t have kids/family lives too far away/we’ve had a shitty year and damnit, we don’t fucking feel like celebrating and/or celebrate a non-christian holiday; or just arent stupid enough to go buy a bunch of shit and a bag of identical cards with our family’s mugs on it are simply a reflection of the delusion our brethren choose to live in this time of year.

    They desperately want us to join in the delusion too, and when we don’t, why— we are raining on their parade. Funny, I’m a huge football fan, but if I meet someone who likes baseball better, I don’t take it personally, and try to make them believe that football is king. I don’t care.

    So when the deluded people, stores, and their ad’s try to convince you something is wrong with you because you don’t like their chosen game, just know that’s always what the other team says….right before they get beaten. 🙂

    Fuck Christmas.

  92. liz said, on December 24, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I Hate Christmas. Always have really. Parents divorced all my life meant I was supposed to split in two and be with both sets of family. Always someone disappointed. Stepmum and Dad usually had their way and xmas was with them. I became vegetarian as soon as I could (when I left home) and have ever since had people try and force turkey on me and not respecting my choices in food. I hate the gluttony of a family like mine.

    Now I live on the other side of the world so absoloutely nobody is happy with me at Christmas haha!
    My partners family are not the warm welcoming type so after a few awkward social events I took a stand and decided to think of number one and not to attend.
    So Christmas day for me now can be a day for doing whatever the heck I want to. Alone! And it suits me that way, no drama at all. No longer caring who is disappointed by me.

    But leading up tp Christmas and the very thought of it fills me with dread!

  93. Me Too said, on December 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I agree that Xmas fucking sucks and I hate the shit out of it. What makes me sick is when I turn on the news and they say something like “Only about 60% of everyone has got their Christmas shopping done!” OH NO!!! As if everyone in the fucking world is REQUIRED to participate in this commercialized and moronic religious holiday. FUCK THAT.

    Even if I believed in the junk in the bible, I’d still think the Xmas holiday was a load of commercialized turds.

    I agree with one of the first posters: gimme a tv dinner and my dog, curled up on the couch. One thing I’m glad for is the extra, paid day off!

  94. Aislin said, on December 24, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I don’t hate Christmas… well, I don’t hate the Christmas Carols, the lights, or the tree. I don’t mind wrapping presents or even shopping (minus the credit card bill). I hate family. I hate family so much. They ruin everything. Christmas is supposed to be about family coming together but they are just a bunch of selfish jerks. I tried to bring my family together with a family game and after spending over $150.00 they threw it in my face. I hate family so much. They are the worst part of Christmas. I think next year I am going to spend it alone with a movie and a couple of bottles of wine!

  95. IN said, on December 26, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Today Xmas day I had an argument with my wife what it was about ….I could not tell you ! but it was fuelled by this moronic time of year.
    We wanted to go away but it was to expensive the prices just a complete piss take,plus I did not want to run the risk of some of poor person wishing me a Merry Xmas I would have probably killed them.So we stayed at home,Fuck me it is so painful.We have friends (people we don’t see to often) coming round or going to there’s I hope it is the later last year they stayed all day and night I think they got the hint when I started reading a book.I don’t want to be a miserable bastard but this is Bollocks.

  96. MegaHonorMan said, on October 13, 2010 at 5:13 am

    You are all FAGS. Christmas is AWESOME, just because none of you got any friends… suck my dick

  97. Anthony said, on October 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I hate Christmas. I really really hate it but have to suck it up for my marriage and my little boy.

    I haven’t liked it since I was about 10 when my parents would send me down to the scary, roach infested, condo locker room to haul out dusty, cumbersome boxes onto a rickety cart and set up the tree alone while they went shopping for gifts for me. It was a fair task but I very much resented decorating the tree alone to have it critiqued upon their return. Now I’ve no close relatives emotionally or geographically. Haven’t seen or talked to most of them in many years but my wife, although not religious, is nuts about the holiday.

    It is October 15th and we have to start decorating now. Now! Because we live in a winter vacation resort town and have a bland looking lodging establishment. It is snowing already and if we (I), don’t start erecting, oh, I don’t know, the 6-10 trees and garlands and 400 meters of lighting now it will be even more miserable a task in sub zero weather. I am resentful about the endless, tacky, cheaply made, over commercialized decor strewn inside and out of my home and business. I wish I could like it more and would love any suggestions. About the only thing I enjoy about the holiday is trekking into the woods with the step family, chopping and hauling out a tree.

  98. carmon m said, on November 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    well once agian that time of year is almost here..that time of year that makes me want to vomit bile. and as usual my kids arent getting shit..not a goddamn thing..we are too fucking poor. we have nothing. im at a friends house on her laptop right now. we live in a run down slum lord apt with no tv, no furniture, nothing…only a 1980s radio. we never get anything for christmas. santa isnt real little children so gtfo it!! how is some one gonna believe a fat ass senior citizen is gonna fly across the world in the freezing cold with toys for every kid on the planet with 8 250 pound mammals that werent meant to fly? HOW? it doesnt happen..thats how!! chrostmas is only about gofts gofts gofts..thats it..its for the rich..all those damn xmas commercials!! everyone is so goddamn happy, everything is perfect, everyone gets along, everyone has exspensive electonics, cars, ect…BULLSHIT!!!!! if MY family was portrayed in real life on those retarded ass xmas commercials, no one would ever celebrate xmas agian. wtf can afford laptops, ipads, ipods, big screens,xboxes for averyone in their family anyway? i cant even get my kids a damn candy cane..not nothing..i dont qualify for help for toys for tots because im not in the military. i dont qualify for thr angel tree because im not a convicted felon..go figure that one!! i dont qualify for secret santa because im not in an abusive relationship..every place where i try to get hep give sme some BS reason why they cant help me…yeah…so much for xmas spirit. well fuck christmas and everything it stands for..i hate it w/ every fiber of my being..i fucking despise kids will have NOTHING..NOT A FUCKING thing..!! i will always and forever hate this horrible holiday and it makes me sick to my gut knowing its almost here..imma tell every little kid i see that santa isnt real nor has he ever been real and he never will be kids stopped believing in snata long ago…i never did..fuck christmas now and forever!!!

  99. Bitter in MN said, on December 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Yep…hate it too – shop for presents, shop for food, clean house, put up the decorations, wrap presents, set table, cook food, serve food, clean up after dinner, make sure everyone has a present…..grown kids act like they don’t want to be there, spend mega bucks – get a genuine blind cleaner (actually got it) in return for all the work and misery. Smile, act like I am enjoying myself when all I want is for everyone to leave and put my feet up. Not even a thanks….just expected, year after year. Oh…boy, can’t wait to do it all over again. Only time of the year I wish I was a man – turn on football, open a beer and take out the garbage. Whoppeeeeee – they should count down the days till December 26th for women – that is what most of us are waiting for – a whole year before we have to be broke slaves again. Of course there are the stupid people after that ask “what did YOU get for Xmas?” Ah….a bunch of work, bills and a genuine blind cleaner. Why WOULD I be jolly?

  100. grinch stole christmas said, on December 19, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Yeah, I hate Christmas too. Boughht a foreclosure nightmare (Buyer Beware) Had to get a roomate, and she stold my decorations and ornaments, as well as other things, didn’t pay rent . Last thing I want to do is replace them. I do Christmas because of the kids, You think I like going out, fighting the crowds, spending money I don’t have , buying gifts they complain about and did I say My feet hurt. BAH=Humbug……..MERRY CHRISTMAS

  101. JUDGE said, on December 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    woopie doooo , Im not alone in this ” christmas is bollocks” idea. Buying shit for people that they pretend to like or need, and me saying thanks for a pair of socks with santa on them.WHEN WILL I WEAR THEM… christmas perhaps. Or the present you get that you just know is one they got last year but dont want. Lets all start a campaing to hold an anti-christmas.. we could get together, drink buy presents, oh hang on…………………………………………………………………………………………

  102. said, on September 1, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Thank you for this website. I experienced “Xmas overload” as a child. We walked around a dark and cold house so that they could light up the outside with their Xmas lights excess. A poor turkey or ham was killed for their eating pleasure which broke my heart and still does. My birthday is two weeks before Xmas and I remember getting birthday presents wrapped in Xmas paper and Xmas/birthday cards in the mail. (Why did they bother? It wasn’t funny.)

    I dread retail stores with their tacky decorations, stupid music, and annoying questions from people about our plans and vivid details about their perfect extended families that spoil the children and are too good to them and everyone gets along, etc. Great for them, but why can’t they shut up about it and rub it into others who aren’t as forutnate. Thanks for listening.

  103. No Xmas said, on October 28, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Juck, *vomit* so despise depressing cheesy $Xmas crap, pure commerce thats all…It looks like its just a matter of days till they start blasting the rotten music in shops, malls etc. Going to listen to trance, techno etc all the time, blot the irritating/depressing cheese out, boah!…Hate the green and red colours too, would love to pour black paint on it all…Depression and suicide seem highest around this time…Don’t find that surprising, sadly. One ought not to ram this so commerce crap down everyones throat wheather the like it or not this includes the unfortunate, sick and lonely….just appaling this shallow commerce rubbish. …BOOO $Xmas! One real depressing $Xmas pop cheese song is that awful 80′s song by Wham ‘Last Christmas’ *vomit*:(

  104. Crock said, on November 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I’m amongst those who got no family whatsoever etc, and experiecing alot of hardship etc…The last thing I want is this soulless cheesy ‘plastic fake’ $commerce XMas, including the rotten depressing rubbish $xmas pop junk, often over-compressed blasted everywhere! So loathe the rotten depressing commerce$ Xmas rubbish…Go to Hell, plastic $Xmas…Abolish this meaningless souless filth, $XMas begone!

  105. norris said, on November 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Yah ! here we go here we go …………..HERE WE GO !

    Bullshit time of Year again !

  106. Colin said, on November 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Yep, the crappy commercials are running;the shops are all full of the usual glittery junk; soon the same old rubbish music will be played and the office parties will start. If you are a freeloader, crawler or networker you will love them. Who the hell wants to sit with the same boring gits that you’ve spent the day looking at? The food is a real pain in the arse, you will spend 2 weeks or more eating turkey & mince pies! You can’t be alone at Christnas. Why? no one gives a fuck the rest of the year. All for what? Jesus wasn’t even born in December, roll on January!!!

  107. James said, on December 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I have really grown to dislike Christmas over the last few years, it started with a death in the family, they were terminally ill and it lasted through christmas and although we had always had happy christmasses together in the past, everyone really went through the motions trying to be happy but knowing it was probably the last one with them. it was pretty strained and awful. Now, i always feel a sense of dread as soon as December comes around, putting decorations up seems an empty rather than joyful experience and i resent all the feel good stuff that comes out of the telly and in public – it makes me feel miserable. i leave putting decorations up until the very last minute if i can and christmas always feels a bit of a disappointment . my partner is also usually away at work at christmas overseas. so it never feels particularly great.

  108. jess said, on December 13, 2011 at 5:39 am

    your all saddo’s christmas is the best and you dont know what your talkin about!!! its the best time of the year and yes all the prezzies and things are good but its all about being with loved ones!!! so get over it and get on with it your not going to be able to change it so why complain about it!!!!!!!!!!

  109. Mtch said, on December 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Yeah, I hate christmas too. I’m tired of spending valuable money on people that open your gifts with a rather disappointed smile. I’m in a low budget! What can I do? Plus, I get really bored during the celebration. You see, we stay up until 12 am to shout stupidly “merry christmas!” and “reveal baby jesus”. I’m not even christian! I don’t believe in those things. So it’s a pretty depressing scenario for me. To avoid having an ass-face throughout the torture I’ve been forced to attend, I bought A Twisted Christmas from the Twisted Sister band. Just a bit more of joy and tolerance to this “jolly holiday” when I mix it with metal.
    Any ideas to overcome this dreadful event, coming so soon (unfortunately) for us?
    At least there’s some people that think as me.

  110. Michael J King (@michaeljking) said, on December 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Consumermas, a time to overspend, a time to overfeed, used to be about family and giving to the poor…. boy, we sure fell for this one!! I am sure the banks are doing just fine out of all this.

    If I didn’t have to go along with this crap I could actually afford to go and see my family across the country and wouldn’t need to work harder than one of santa’s slave workers seven days a week to make sure my Kids don’t feel left out and even after I do all this they will still feel left out as there is always someone getting more, that’s our system.

    Feeling the pinch today….. Love to fast forward this time of year and skip to new year, might just be able take a cup and sing auld lang syne!

  111. darren said, on December 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Christmas fills my heart with hate and loathing. I am a liberal, free thinking, half breed Cherokee gay man living in conservative Texas. The bible has been used against me for all of my life, and this (maybe historically real, like Hercules) jesus character and his ilk have made my life pretty miserable. Christmas, like easter is a stolen rite. Ever see a car magnet that reads “Keep the Sol in Solstice?” didn.t think so. I am just greatly annoyed.

  112. Dreamer said, on November 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Its the rotten depressing time again…Rotten depressing $Xmas decos just about everywhere. Its just a rotten pagen $commerce affair, but the so rotten $commerce system aggreswively shoves $Xmas down onne’s throat weather one likes this so pagan thing or not. No wonder depression rates spiral. I tend to totally withdraw more and more, just nowhere to go where this so irritating dep[ressing soup is not beingn shoved down the throat by the so sick $commercial system…Love is NOT money, Love is not stuff….Nothing spiritual. I soon will take the industrial earmufs out, more than to just drown out streeet noise….This black doggy $mas rubbish is NOISE to me to, sure the poor animals hearing it wont like it either. See what happens on 21’st December…As a doomsday/apocalypse scenario is shoved down by the so occult smelling media too, entitely different of what the Mayans meant….$Xmas be gone for good I really wish! – Together We are One…[Galactic Federation Of Light]

  113. mikki said, on November 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I HATE CHRISTMAS, my kids turn in to entitled little brats that think they deserve 5- $500 gifts just for being born, not to mention gifts for the WHOLE family, why are gifts so friggin important, I really don’t feel like going in the red every year, this is not what Christmas is about!

  114. buenoRIZ3 said, on February 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    christmas is to commercialized because its now about getting not giving

  115. Di said, on December 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I wouldn’t say that I hate Christmas; I think that the idea of Christmas is fundamentally good. There is nothing wrong with peace, love, and goodwill towards man kind, but somehow all of that has been forgotten, Christmas is characterized by tacky decorations tense family gatherings. If you don’t spend time with yoru family any other time why bother getting together for Christmas pretending to like or care for one another.
    I do not like receiving gifts! my perfect Christmas would be gift less, I don’t mind given but absolutely do not like receiving gift.. Receiving gifts it depresses me.
    The worst is people asking me what did you get? like is a must that I get a gift for Christmas.

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