Christmas Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Many of you may consider me to be a grinch or scrooge for saying this, but Christmas is my least favorite holiday. I dislike it for so many reasons. Here are just a few:

  1. 1. Overly Happy

    This may seem pretty ridiculous to say, but I am not a jolly person. I consider myself to be a realist to a pessimistic type of person, which Christmas is just very optimistic. Even in the movies, there are very happy endings, in fact, the entire movies are generally happy. It’s just really unrealistic for me because it just ignores all of the terrible things that go on in the actual world, which I feel it causes a lot of other people to ignore what goes on.

  2. 2. Anxiety

    If you’re anything like me, then you get really upset during the holidays because everything is so expensive to buy for your family but you can’t afford any of it. Sometimes you may even get a little bit anxious because you don’t know what to buy anyone and you don’t want to upset anyone. Both of these things can really bum me out for the entire holiday season and make it hard to enjoy time with your family. However, I feel like other people also get this for different reasons like if a family member recently passed away.

  3. 3. I'm Not Christian

    Many of you are probably thinking to yourself, you’re not as Christian as well but you still celebrate Christmas and you enjoy the holiday. However, I am Wiccan and celebrate Yule. Christmas just steals the spotlight from my religion as well as dozens of others and it honestly bothers me.

  4. 4. Capitalistic Greed

    Every year around this time, you see new toys or new electronics coming up. It just bothers me because I feel like Christmas isn’t for just gifts; it’s for spending time with your family. The overwhelming response to the new things such as people rushing to stores to get the new item or people fighting over them causes companies to overhyped the item or extreme competition for the best toy.

  5. 5. Competitive Nature

    As I mentioned company competitiveness earlier, there is also family competitiveness. I say this because usually family members, even divorced parents compete over the child’s love with gifts. When children are given gifts over quality time with their family members it kind of dulls the meaning of Christmas and teaches them money is everything.

  6. 6. Overhyped

    Every single year the same Christmas movies come on with the same music comes on and it gets so irritating. As someone that works in customer service and food service, you hear those songs until it makes you want to rip your brains out. Even when you go somewhere else, most places use the same exact playlist which reminds you to work all the time. On top of that, everyone else seems to be infatuated with the holiday.

     

I’m not gonna judge anyone else for liking or loving Christmas. It’s just not my type of thing. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as am I.