I just happen to hate a lot of what it’s become. Things about the holiday I enjoy in normal amounts are:
- Tastefully done decorations, this does not include anything that is animated or blown up.
- Low-key parties that are about food, friends and conversation.
- The opportunity to be charitable.
I must admit, I never like the music. It’s always the same stuff recycled so whenever it comes on I cringe. Maybe if it hadn’t been SO overplayed over the years I wouldn’t mind it so much but it has, so I do.
So when I get cranky and annoyed this time of year it’s not because I hate those decorated trees or Santa (although I do find it a bit ridiculous but whatever). It’s the commercialism of it, it gets worse every year. I don’t want to see every single commercial about buying a diamond necklace for your wife for the holidays or getting that playstation for your kid for the holidays.
If I had it my way, and I think we can all agree I should be the one to make the decisions here, there would be one year where everyone could only buy another person ONE gift. It would be a rule. If you wanted to you could make them other gifts but you could only buy one gift a person. Instead you had to focus on family and friends and being friendly to others. This kind of Christmas I think I would enjoy.
Instead I’m bombarded with Xmas everywhere where I go and everyone on the road is a jackass. Every store I go into someone is trying to run me down or slams a door in my face instead of holding it open for me. It’s the meanest time of year and that’s why I hide away and avoid it as much as I can.