What's the Worst Thing About Christmas?

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  1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years ago

    What's the Worst Thing About Christmas?

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  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Spending money on gas to drive 6 hours just to see extended family who are awkward to be around.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Iburmaster,
      It's definitely better if you don't have to drive a long way to just get there, because at the end of the day you have to turn around and make the drive again. Hopefully you'll see some winter wonderland sites along the way.
      Lisa

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image94
      cat on a soapboxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If you don't enjoy being there, host your own get together or stay home.

    3. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If you stay home, the entire family gangs up on you. We're all still upset with my cousin's wife because she hasn't visited for two years. It's a dead end either way.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image94
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    The worst thing about Christmas is the obsession w/ consumerism.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      cat on a soapbox,
      I know. What happened to sitting by the fire and drinking hot cider?
      Lisa

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    The holiday season is stretched too long!
    Department stores start putting up decorations in late September or early October. The same tired Christmas songs are played over and over again in various renditions of course. TV commercials bombard the senses with "gift ideas" and the number of people leaving up their decorations into February seems to be increasing! And no this is not Ebenezer Scrooge! LOL!
    One final thought is after New Year's Day unless you are fortunate to get government holidays off such as MLK day, President's day, or even Good Friday then the odds are you won't have a work holiday until late May! (Memorial Day). That's almost half the year. Most people try to hold onto their vacation time until the summer arrives.
    I'm trying to make Super bowl Monday a holiday! ha ha ha Just like the Friday after Thanksgiving, no one feels like going into work after filling up on beer, buffalo wings, pizza, chili, and garlic bread on Super bowl Sunday! :-)

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      dashingscorpio,
      You're right about the holiday season being too long, but you sound like you make up for any distress you feel on Super bowl Monday. Good for you!
      Lisa

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    the way it is now being challenged in name. some people want it to be termed as x-mas among other things and it's stupid. i don't care why it was started, just that it is a great time for families and friends to show their love. whether it's pagan or based on some other silly belief is irrellevant, enjoying it is what matters.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      nightwork,
      In this electronic world we've shortened names for everything to keep up with the fast pace of our society.. Thanks, Lisa.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Early use of "Xmas" includes Bernard Ward's History of St. Edmund's college, Old Hall (originally published circa 1755).[9] An earlier version, "X'temmas", dates to 1551.[9]  Hardly new

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes the holiday for me is marred by the purchase of Christmas gifts;  Who gets what, and how do we pay for it. Will they like this or that?....and it is not what the holiday is about but I get caught up in that trap like so many do.

  7. Any Other Voice profile image60
    Any Other Voiceposted 6 years ago

    The fact that gifts aren't necessarily given from the heart anymore.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Any Other Voice,
      If they were, we'd all be creating our own greeting cards, and making little keepsakes for one another. Thanks, Lisa

    2. Any Other Voice profile image60
      Any Other Voiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Those are the presents that I would really enjoy receiving...as well as giving!

  8. phillippeengel profile image67
    phillippeengelposted 6 years ago

    We don't have time to be in a haven for relaxation and revitalization, a veritable urban oasis where we can have a pause in the frenetic footsteps of life to rest and recharge. All along I have been inundated with advertisements that persuade me to indulge myself with a full-service hair salon or facial treatments by favourite beauty brands.

  9. tonymead60 profile image90
    tonymead60posted 6 years ago

    Boxing Day when the excitment and sheer joy of family and friends is past for another year.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      tonymead60,
      Boxing Day? Is that when we all physically take out our frustrations from the holidays on each other? Lisa

  10. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 6 years ago

    The kids expecting everything they want, regardless of the price tag or the parents' budget.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      tamarawilhite,
      I know my niece who's eight wants a pair of $600 headphones as one of her presents this year. Thanks, Lisa

  11. tussin profile image57
    tussinposted 6 years ago

    Santa is always eating the cookies and milk I leave out for myself.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      tussin,
      It's great that you have a sense of humor with  all that's going on during the holidays. You're cool! Lisa

  12. Trish89 profile image62
    Trish89posted 6 years ago

    All the money spent. Christmas is about nothing more than buying gifts now. If people don't have money to spend on their families for Christmas they feel like failures, when they shouldn't.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Trish89,
      You're so right. No one should have to feel like a failure, especially  during the Christmas season. Thank you, Lisa

  13. Bikerchick profile image55
    Bikerchickposted 6 years ago

    The loneliness of it all.  I have no one in my life to share the time with.  I will spend the day volunteering my time somewhere then go to the movies.  Though what I would really like to do is crawn deep into my bed and come out in Spring.  I think the bears have it pretty damn good.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image71
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Bikerchick,
      I get you about being under the covers until Spring. It does sound like you do a great thing by volunteering though. Also, I would like nothing better than to go to the movies on Christmas Day. Thinking of you, Lisa

  14. ghenie96 profile image56
    ghenie96posted 6 years ago

    if I could spent  this christmas to my family..huhuhuh

 
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