So shoot me, I hate Christmas
Die fucking holidays, die.
September 26th, 2006 6:32pm
I'm not Christian (or religious in any way) but I often enjoy Christmas.
Wah! What's your excuse for hating it? It couldn't be as bad as Phoebe Cates' character in Gremlins, so quit whining, it's just some days off and people pretending to like all mankind.
I'm sure it's a big fat roll of malarkey about how it's too corporate and commercial and homogenized, even though you don't have to participate in ANY of the corporate consumption-driven bullshit in order to actually celebrate Christmas.
So the complaint (if I've guessed right (Of course sharky will make something else up if I have)) is REALLY that she's too weak to take a stand against friends and relatives and tell them she's not going thousands of dollars into debt in the name of love.
September 26th, 2006 6:39pm
I dont mind the time off?
September 26th, 2006 6:39pm
a cynic writes...
September 26th, 2006 6:42pm
Oh, I LOVE that Pheobe Cates monologue on Christmas from "Gremlins".
Pheobe Cates was in Gremlins? I wonder what happens if you get her wet after midnight.
The best bet is to skip the commercial bullshit, which even I, as a born again Christian (not the hootin', hollerin', praisin' Jesus kind though), find overwhelming. I do like the great big meal with the family, and two years ago I attended my first midnight mass, which seemed like a really phenomenal way to celebrate the holiday.
To be honest, the holidays, both Christmas and Easter, used to stress me out some. But I managed to find ways to enjoy them. The religious aspects were the ticket for me. I participated in the Easter vigil one year and got a much better appreciation for the holiday. The midnight mass a couple of years ago had a similar effect.
A lot of people aren't so big on the religious aspects, so they get into the commercial side of it. My wife loves shopping, so that works for her.
September 26th, 2006 7:38pm
Oh shut up muppet you know-it-all. It's the fucking music.
The decorations. The fucking "holly" bullshit commercials.
Red and green.
The phoniness of it all.
I enjoy the family get-togethers and all that. But the lead-up to it is distressing and awful.
September 26th, 2006 8:01pm
Naff threads about hating Christmas start earlier and earlier these days. I remember when people at least waiting until it was nearly over before posting that they hated it.
September 26th, 2006 8:05pm
Yeah well the tree in the margin prompted me. If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have thought about it.
September 26th, 2006 8:13pm
News will be forthcoming shortly.
September 27th, 2006 5:18am
Good oh. Does that mean you're going to finally spill the beans on what you've been up to?
Christmas in the US seems so heavily commercialized because we'll try to sell anything to anyone. Also, compared to the rest of the world we have a lot of cash, which means a lot of people are lining up to get their hands on it. Sometimes that works out well for us, like when Honda or Toyota build car factories here to cut their cost of getting that money from us. Sometimes it bites us in the ass, like the fact that because we can easily afford lots of junk food, we eat it and get fat.
Don't forget that Advertising is considered sacred here. Election campaigns, with their attendant advertising, start a year to a year and a half ahead of the actual election date. Christmas purchases still don't generally start until around the last week of November, but the advertising and marketing of it start sometime in early November. Wouldn't want the competition to get a jump on you, so you've got to get to market before they do.
September 27th, 2006 8:10am