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Bah Humbug

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sledheadak, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Who else hates christmas????
     
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    that would be me.

    always seem to hate being alone this time of year. ah well, there's always next year.
     
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    i just hate it in general, maybe all the false joy and happiness going around that puts me in the dumps..
     
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    BS consumerism
     
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    That's what I hate too.. if my friends and family need me to load up a credit card to prove how much I care, then screw 'em..

    of course, the holiday feasting is a high point..

    Tom
     
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    That's what I'm here for. I just wish Mom would hurry up and finish breakfast.
     
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    I have to run downstairs and quell a violent nerf dartgun uprising. If I'm not back in ten, send reinforcements!
     
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    This christmas sure sucked
     
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    Maybe you need to surround yourself with some genuine people, then. The joy in the Unangst household this time of year is definitely not false.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Only if you buy into it.....
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just an observation:

    Most people I know who "hate Christmas" are just grumpy people in general, or are leading pretty unhappy lives.....:whistle:
     
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    Fock you and the polar bear you rode in on....:haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    I don't like hanging out with people I don't normally hang out with (obscure relatives... or relatives who I don't like for some reason).... but other than that Christmas is cool. I don't have a problem with the "consumerism" aspect of it. Lets face it, most people enjoy watching kids open presents... and most people enjoy getting something from someone else too. I didn't put one more dollar on my credit card this year... I stayed within my means... and for the most part, good times were had by all.

    Some of us don't spend a lot of coin on entertainment stuff (DVDs, video games, books etc) during the rest of the year so we can pay bills..... so its kind of a cool opportunity to score some of that fun stuff on christmas and b-days. Nuttin' wrong with that IMO.

    I'm not a Christian though... maybe that is why I don't have a problem with the consumerism thing. Its not like its defiling something important to my spirituality or anything...

    j
     
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    nah, its just the fact that all these people you see day to day week to week who are grouches and grumps are the nicest people around xmas, and EVERYONE is all about telling you happy holidays and what not, its nice, but too much is too much, especially walmart and the xmas crap for sale at thanksgiving
     
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    DITTO !!


     
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    That's funny; that's what they say about people who drink heavily as well :whistle:.
     
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    I love what it was originally celebrated for, but don't like the commercialist point of attention that it has become.
     
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    yeah, if someone wants something, instead of me buying it for them, why dont they buy it for themselves and instead of me buying them something, ill buy it for myself
     
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    Your point being???? :confused:

    If you're insinuating that I'm a drunk, you couldn't be farther from the truth, brother.......:deal:
     
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    CHRIST--mas!..

    I am a bit torn over Christmas...its a time for joy,but many are sad..they lost loved ones,or have family in the military away from home,and many who lack the money for gifts feel left out, and are often riduculed..it can be a cruel time of year,especially for those alone,and who'd rather be with someone..or those who wish their families were more like the ones on TV in those Christmas specials..but instead are dysfuntional..

    Many people get killed by drunk drivers this time of year--one died just a mile from here saturday..someone drinking at 10 am who was upset over Christmas and family lost control,killed an innocent man and severly injured his female companion..happens all too often this time of year--everyone partying more than usual,and many don't think twice about DWI,or taking other drugs and driving.."it wont happen to me!"..:surepal:

    I'm all for celebrating Jesus's birth,having good times with friends,and eating good food and partying to excess..but when one's love is measured by how much you SPENT on them,I feel that is when the joy is lost,and greed and consumerism has all but riuned the holiday for many..its all about the MONEY--not the love or joy really..Jesus is forgotten,or ignored much of the time..

    I had a pretty good Christmas this year....I saw my favorite Christmas concert last week,second time in five long years I waited to see another by Kathy Mattea..stayed home ,and avoided any arguments with my family yesterday,while they went to my neice's home 70 miles away,had a nice peacefull day of listening to Christmas tunes on the radio,without having to listen to my mother coughing up a lung all day..only thing I didn't like was my neighbors yapping mutt,that I should have shot months ago!..(yeah,people can be assholes,even on Christmas!--you'd think he'd give me ONE day off from hearing that damm dog!--maybe I should buy it a muzzle for Xmas!)...

    Today I got some presents,and I'd told everyone to get me NOTHING,because thats what I was going to give this year--I feel Christmas is mostly for the little kids,I dont need or want anyones money or gifts..but they buy me some anyway,just to make me feel guilty--now I have to buy them something too..:doah: ..yeah,Christmas can be fun,joyous,make you feel sad,guilty,empty--its an emotional roller coaster,that not all survive unfortunately...
    :crazy:
     

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