Any grinches out there?

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    Dec 13, 2007 4:05 AM GMT
    kudos to all those in love with the festivities invading our lives, but i can't stand it. Anyone else sick of this already???
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    Dec 13, 2007 5:20 AM GMT
    Oh definitely. I think there ought to be civil ordinances against garish christmas displays before mid-december.

    But more specifically, my niece is literally sick of it. I've tried explaining to her (over the telephone) why she should not be soldiering on to play out her part in the christmas plays and concerts when she has the flu. Alas, she will have none of it and she (and two of her friends) play out their parts for each performance, then spent and too ill for further schooling, call for rides home to recuperate. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • art_smass

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    Dec 13, 2007 5:22 AM GMT
    I hate this time of year, but that's because it's so dark this far north. Well, that and that horrible Paul McCartney Xmas song that haunts me all year long.
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    Dec 13, 2007 5:34 AM GMT
    I now have a reason to hate Christmas, so yea, call me a grinch!
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:30 AM GMT
    I also detest this time of the year! Have never enjoyed "X-mas" even as a child. My earliest recollections of the season are being dressed in a suit and tie to attend the funeral of my greatmother on christmas eve. Then there were the fights my parents had while they were married, particularly violent at the holidays. Then there were the holidays as kids, teens and even into college, when the parents would try to schedule our entire day and cut out the other parent and start the fights that lead to court time. Since college, the majority of my relatives die between Thanksgiving and President's Day. Oh yeah, I have really severe SAD and my energy is gone. All I want to do is "hibernate" til spring. I certainly don't want to do this F#CKING holiday.
    "Christmas" has nothing at all to do with the birth of Christ. It was a pagan holiday originally, celebrating the winter solstice and the begining of the sun's northward progress. As usuual, the church hijacked this celebration, and then it was further hijacked by retaillers and the government to become the clusterf#ck it is today... I put up a tree and decorations and do a very FEW gifts...just for my boys. I don't get very much "stuff" and usually just give them cash or a gift card for video games.....Best holiday I ever had was 4 years ago. I took a cruise to the Bahammas and was on the beach in Nassau for X-mas day by myself. NO fighting, no deaths, no kids...just peace and joy, and BRIGHT sunlight on the warm beach.
    Merry "EFFING" X-mas Damn it!
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 13, 2007 6:45 AM GMT
    I'm not sure where I fall... I used to always love Xmas, but frankly with school, I'm so drained that I'm apathetic. It doesn't bother me, but I'm not excited about it either.
  • Artesin

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    Dec 13, 2007 8:38 AM GMT
    It's quite dull especially if you arn't christian or catholic. All thats left is commercial festivities and why would I wanna splurge and buy something for everybody ona holiday that I dont even celibrate? Coupled with tacky colourful lights and huge obnoxious blow up decorations it's quite irritating, and when theres not even any snow it's even worse ! I don't like the fact that people feel obligated to be polite just because of some specific day.
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    Dec 13, 2007 9:13 AM GMT
    I'm always glad to see the holidays over. I don't prescribe to the false belief systems of organized religion so it's not a big event for me. It's always good to see things back to normal after the holidays. The marketing and politics of the thing can be pretty annoying.
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    Dec 13, 2007 12:39 PM GMT
    I am about a 85% Grinch. The 12% of non-Grinchness is because I love to have an excuse to see my friends and hang out with them more. And the good holiday food is the other 3%.

    It is all a bunch of capitalism. Everyone things the need to buy for Christmas. "Hey what are you doing today?"... "I have to go buy my brother something for Christmas." That is the worst part about it.

    Then there is just the really annoying things like kids screaming and crying for a toy, Christmas music (I do like Bing Crosby's White Christmas though), ugly decorations everywhere, Bad traffic, ugly kids, and more kids. I don't like kids.
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    Dec 13, 2007 1:47 PM GMT
    ME!!!! I'm a HUGE Grinch!!!!
    My favorite Xmas song... Kidnap the Sandy Claws from Nightmare Before Christmas!!!!! Hate this holiday!!!!!! BA HUMBUG!
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    Dec 13, 2007 2:22 PM GMT
    Christmas was a big deal when I was a kid, but I have no interest in it now. I'm always happy when the holiday season is over, and I'm no longer assaulted with gawdawful Christmas music when I walk into a store.
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    Dec 13, 2007 2:44 PM GMT
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    Dec 13, 2007 2:48 PM GMT
    McGay!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

    I recently also found out the the Saint, St. Nicolas, who inspired the idea of Santa Klaus... is also the patron saint of murderers!
  • jc_online

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:51 PM GMT
    Oh McGay - you've done it once again! LMAO

    My mom always loved Christmas - and it was always fun when I was younger. I still love to listen to the old Christmas recordings and bake cookies, but it's just not the same with all of the consumerism. I wouldn't say I'm a grinch, but I am totally over American consumerism, which is especially crazy during this time of year.

    I am looking forward to this Christmas, though. Most of my family and friends will be out of town visiting in other states. I'll be house/dog sitting for my friends. I'm hoping for good timesrelaxing in their hottub - ah, solitude!

    Merry Shop-mess everyone!

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    Dec 13, 2007 2:59 PM GMT
    Oh McGay... bless you!
    I am normally a Who, but I am having a 24-hour Grinch today.
    Some warm Who Hash might help.

    --SAHEM
  • cdnclub

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    Dec 13, 2007 4:04 PM GMT
    We’re having our obligatory office “seasonal party” tomorrow. Everyone hates it, and all we do is spend 3 hours standing around staring at each other trying to find something not work related to say to each other.

    I have 9 nieces and nephews to buy gifts for and I usually get gift cards because I have to travel every x-mass to see them and there’s just no room for a bunch of large gifts. I was talking to my mom today about what to get and she said “just don’t get what you got last year”, (gift cards for a record store and different clothing shops), “because they haven’t even used the ones from last year yet”.

    My favourite restaurant started playing x-mass music the day after Remembrance Day (Veterans Day)…. Sooo depressing!

    I start every x-mass visit home with three quick, strong rye and cokes in order to brace myself for my Uncles endless stories (actually, it’s only one story repeated 10,000 times) of his youth playing hockey.

    That’s just a few things I hate about x-mass that come immediately to mind….can’t wait till it’s over!
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    Dec 13, 2007 4:12 PM GMT
    Apparently nobody told the rest of you that Christmas was declared a centennial holiday a few years ago. Catch up.
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:31 PM GMT
    Nothing like working an eight hour shift in the mall this time of year... I get to hear the music from the three neighboring stores, the mall itself, AND the damn music from my store! Shit if I hear three versions of jinglebells in a row again, I'm gonna kill the next santa clause impersonator I see!!
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    Dec 13, 2007 6:58 PM GMT
    Much love to all you grinches, you make me feel normal! I don't have any horrific stories to explain my utter disgust with christmas. But every time I walk into my building and see the sad, crooked plastic tree decorated with icicle lights, no less, I throw up a little in my mouth. But I digress...

    Thank you boys, your Christmas jeer warms my heart. icon_smile.gif

    ps. McGay, you're some sort of comedic superman, thank you for that. lol
  • EricLA

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    Dec 13, 2007 7:05 PM GMT
    I just spent $2K on furniture and stressing out about the credit card bill, so I'm not going to be spending much on Christmas gifts and sort of letting my friends know in advance. Timing sucks, but I needed furniture.

    Truth is, I hate gift shopping in general -- I'm just not very creative at picking out things for friends.
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    Dec 13, 2007 10:05 PM GMT
    Well, I have to agree with many of the points here. Christmas has been taken so far away from what it's supposed to be.

    I just saw this and thought it might at least cheer you a little bit, as it's somewhat tongue-in cheek.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8
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    Dec 14, 2007 12:32 AM GMT
    OMG! That's the funniest YouTube I've seen in a long time!
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    Dec 14, 2007 12:41 AM GMT
    MATT....ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 14, 2007 12:48 AM GMT
    Yes I am a grinch as well. As I have gotten older I have lost interest in the Christmas holiday mainly due to the commercialization of the holiday. I barely make $20,000 a year so all this elaborate gift buying is totally out of the question for me. One additional irritating factor of Christmas is that the decorating and christmas carols start in mid october which is idiotic. Stores and malls are decked out already, what ever happened to both halloween and thanksgiving? What ever happened to the rest of autumn? I am sick and damned tired of Christmas and it is only Dec. 13th. Since I am not religious or conservative, this holiday is meaningless to me.icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 15, 2007 9:02 AM GMT
    I am a grinch, and I am sick of hearing "have you finished your shopping yet"? It's like everyone became Super-Nice, its to phoney. But if Obscenewish bought me a banana, well I would be like Tiny Tim, and to all a good nite.icon_eek.gif