What are the things you don't like about Christmas?

Philippines
September 10, 2010 7:43pm CST
My birthday is on December. What I don't like when December comes is that I always get a single gift and it will be for MY BIRTHDAY at the same time for CHRISTMAS. haha. Never get two gifts from people. Also if they give me money, same thing happens. But I am still thankful with what they are giving. Though I still like 2 gifts.LOL What are the things you don't like about Christmas? What are the reasons behind it?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
11 Sep 10
My birthday is in dec. to. I know exactly what u mean. I always tell people i didn't have anyting to do with it. I want 2 gifts to, lol.
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• United States
11 Sep 10
Hi Lady! Now I know when your birthday is!!! I would want two gifts too!! My daughternlaws is on the 30th or 31st, see already forgot. I try so hard to remember to do something special for her but with all of our schedules it is very hard.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Good morning to u. I want a big ol' pretty cake for u, lol, chocolate would be the best. U will have to hand deliver it to Tennessee. That's not asking too much, is it?
@carolbee (16233)
• United States
11 Sep 10
The one and only thing I don't like about Christmas is we can't spend it with our youngest daughter and her family. They live in another state and go to her in-laws for Christmas. Fortunately we have two other daughters who live near us so we do spend time with them and the only grandbaby here also. I really enjoy getting together with my brother and his family too. Two of our daughters were born in December. Our youngest is 3 days before Christmas. We always gave her a birthday party on or near her birthday and a gift also and then something else for Christmas. Expensive time of the year!
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• Indonesia
11 Sep 10
i think i don't have any problem about christmas.. because christmas is a wonderful day for me.. and my family
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@roldango (231)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
I love everything about christmas...There's just joy and the feeling of celeration everywhere and in every heart of everyone... I love christmas more than any season in a year...
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I think it's too commercialized. Everybody is all about getting gifts when the point of Christmas has nothing to do with gifts at all. I believe it should be aobut celebrating birth of Christ. Also, gift is exactly that, gift. Nobody has to get anybody anything. When they give a gift, it's a sign that says they've been thinking about you. It could be a flower you could pick up from a street for a dollar or a $5,000 dollar rolax watch. Idea behind it shouldn't change. Idea of a gift should say, "I was thinking about you on your special day!" That's it. That's one of the reasons why I don't like holidays, or even my own birthdays. Too many people forget the true meaning behind the day. My girl friend & my daughter makes me a breakfast in bed. Then my girl-friend gives me $100 & kicks me out of the house. She says, "It's your birthday. You deserve to be left alone & do what relaxes you & makes you happy for the day (long story, private joke). You're always around us & this is one day you get to get out & be stupid. Happy birthday, dear...!!!" I love that about my girl-friend. It's not what she gives me. It's the thought she puts behind it & gives me what REALLY means something to me. I don't have to think about bills, I get to just hang out, call buddies & have few drinks & play poker all night, just one day to be one of the guys & hanging out & belch if I want, fart around & no one to yell at me, sorry... Don't mean to be disgusting but you get the idea. That's better gift than anything she could buy from any store.
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@LoriAn (120)
• United States
11 Sep 10
it is to commericalized people forget the meaning behind christmas being christs birthday in other wards christmas is for the kids and we should go back to this not to say that i dont like recieving gifts around christmas i like this very much,and you should appreciate any gift you recieve my i understand your view as well as you having to share christmas with your birthday not very fun,i have kind of been where you are and that is when years ago sometimes i would share my birthday instead of recieving money or gift it would go straight to my mother in law to return her to mexico
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@Hatley (164347)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 10
hi my pet p eeves are crowded store and p eople just buying anything anb everything without much thought as to whether the other person needs another jar of skin lotion or perfume, or scarves or mittens or those g grass grow things that come out only at christmas. or the clapper where an ugly older woman claps her hands. I wish people who spend less money and more thought on what gift would be appropriate for cou sin susan or brother John or Sister Sara. For example sports loving Susan would not really be happy with a girly girl gift, while John who loves to read would really thrill over golf balls as he does not play golf. Now Sara the sister loves pretty clothes and nice colgnes so do not get her a a one months issue to a gym where Cousin Sara always goes.
@Hatley (164347)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 10
oops I left out would not really thrill over golf balls as he does not play golf.and also in the first sentence anb should be and instead. sorry, did not catch those goofs.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I don't blame you for not liking the gifts you get. I can understand why people would think that one gift would be plenty but it's not fair! My family's birthdays were pretty close together, my sister's and parents' were all in March and mine is in April. Sometimes, we would combine the birthdays or just a couple of them and celebrate together. I would always make a cake for each person whose birthday we were celebrating. We'd sometimes have two or three cakes on the table, just so everyone got their own. It made the celebration kind of fun that way and I always looked forward to them. My youngest son was born a month after Christmas and I always bought his birthday present when I was buying Christmas presents but always tried to get him something special for his birthday so he didn't feel short-changed since it was not long after the holiday season. Anyway, in answer to your question, what are the things I don't like about Christmas? I'd have to say the weather... it's always cold! Last Christmas, we had snow and freezing rain on Christmas day. I had guests coming and worried about them the whole time they were driving.
• United States
11 Sep 10
My grandson's birthday is in Januray too and his mother ALWAYS spends SO much on Christmas that she NEVER has any money left for his birthday! He will be 15 next January you would think by now she would know when his birthday is and plan for it! IF he has a party we do it for him, she is always going to when she gets money but it is always later if she does it!
@magtibaygom (4863)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
First, I would like to mention first what I like about Christmas before I mention about what I don't like. I like the spirit of Christmas.. the spirit of giving.. the love and the happiness it brings to all of us. Christmas makes us very kind, and very loving to each other. What I don't like about Christmas is, the idea that it is the birthday of Jesus. The truth is, it is not. December 25 is not the birth date of Jesus. It is the birth date of you, and someone else, but not of Jesus. I am sorry to say that, but that is the truth.
• United States
11 Sep 10
I agree with you that it is not the actual day of Jesus' birth. But we had to pick a day to celebrate. One day is just as good as another day. And look at the difference between the Seven Day Adventist Church, and Baptists (just to pick one, which I am). One says that Sunday is the Sabbath, and the other says that it is Saturday. It's just a day. What matters is the meaning of it and how it is taken into context.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
3 Sep 11
awwww, that's sad. I know people whose birthdays are close to christmas and I always make sure I treat their birthday separate from christmas. I have a nephew whose birthday is Dec 26 and so I give him a christmas present on christmas day and I give him a birthday present on his birthday. My sister still celebrates the two separately with the kids. She has us all over on boxing day and she has the birthday cake and we treat the day as his birthday, not as boxing day or part of christmas. We make the effort to do that. But in saying all that, maybe your family can't afford to do two separate things so you have to be thankfull that you are able to celebrate both together, christmas and birthday as some people don't get to celebrate either. I am not into christmas like other people, not that I hate christmas, but christmas to me was always an excuse for my family members to get drunk and fight. My father being the worst, always got drunk and started something with someone. So for me christmas has a lot of bad memories and I still celebrate it with my family but it isn't always joyess for me. Cheers and have a good day my friend, Chris
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
18 Nov 10
well we don't really celebrate christmas but as my son's birthday is exactly on christmas, i tend to get a christmas log cake and a birthday cake and maybe invite a few of his close friends. it can get hectic as he's still young and all the kids can really make it very chaotic but i too don't really get him 2 gifts as well. it also doesn't help that i'm a poor cook and don't really enjoy it much hehe but i'm guessing my son might feel the same way as you do in the near future hehe, i had no idea and never really thought much about gifts actually. but personally for me, i enjoy christmas. although i don't celebrate it, i get in the christmas mood especially with great christmas tv shows and songs.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
13 Sep 10
I remember my niece's birthday is 2 days after Christmas. So, she would get two gifts, the normal one for Christmas then another for her birthday. We wouldn't go over board or anything. Just two small gifts for each day, or one small one for Christmas and then a big one for her birthday. Hum, what I don't like about Christmas. Well, since being a parent, I'm tired of having Santa Claus pushed down my kids throats. Luckily my oldest knows the truth. With being a parent, there are times that bills and food on the table has to come before putting a gift under the tree. When a kid asks for a certain toy and you can't either afford it, or find it. It puts pressure on a parent. Also, my brother was murdered close to the holidays, so it's not a joyful time anymore for my family. It's a holiday that I wish would just hurry up and go away.
@sid556 (30999)
• United States
12 Sep 10
Hi trishasantos, I don't like the materialism and greed that comes out in people at Christmas time...including myself. My family tries to keep it all simple but I still find myself stressing out on the fact that I can't do enough or as much as I'd like to for others at this time. I love the season for the get-togethers with friends and family. I have a friend whose birthday is in December and she always celebrated it in June. You should consider that as a way to get around your birthday being overshadowed by Christmas. My daughter is pregnant now and her son is due on December 23 which is just too close to Christmas and I'm hoping she will do the same for him. I mean, we can have a small celebration on his real birthday but for the birthday parties...I think we should do the celebration earlier.
• United States
12 Sep 10
OVERCOMMERCIALIZATION. that is my major grief. that and the insinuation that if you don't give,give,give,you're scum. not scum-maybe just broke. i bought a friend's kid presents one year because she was broke and the kids were crying because they were good but it looked like they were getting nothing. little kids don't understand "laid off" too well.
• Philippines
12 Sep 10
What I don't like during Christmas is the stress on my part because I'm a mother and taking charge of the coming festivities make my body so tired. Plus you'll lost all your money; and you cannot even buy for yourself because you have to be generous.
@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
12 Sep 10
Christmas is my favorite time of year except for the weather. In PA it is always cold and sometimes snowy. I hate the weather the most! I also dislike how commercialized it has become. I dislike that the stores are decorated for Christmas before Halloween! It would suck to have a birthday that close to a holiday! I have a friend whose birthday is New Years Eve and he hates it. There is always a party, but everyplace is so crowded he would prefer to stay home.
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
11 Sep 10
My problem with Christmas is that I haven't been in a position to buy anyone gifts in a long time. And I miss the idea of having a family with presents under the tree and the baby playing with the wrappings. What I don't like about Christmas is that people get an "attitude" when you can't buy them anything.
@gjax57 (897)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I dont much like holidays now period. I lost my Mom 4 years ago Sept17th and my Dad 2 months ago :(...now that my parents are gone the holiday will NEVER be the same for me...we were very close and I miss them both very much....I know life must go on but it just s**** now without them...dont think I really annswered your question but...............
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
11 Sep 10
is your B-day on December 25th or just in the same month? My mother's birthday is the day after Christmas. We have always made sure to give gifts completely separately, and though she never wanted to have parties to celebrate her birthday (with people outside of the family coming too, I mean), children or young at heart, I'd think it'd be harder to get people to come and celebrate. But it is good to make people wiht B-days close to Christmas or Hannukah day feel special. For things that are harder around Christmas time: Extra money spent 9though it is fun at times to see what wonderful, fun things are in stores), but also seeing all the things you can't afford. And the guilt for all the peope you can't afford to give gifts to (and like newspaper delivery men/women, mailman, trash collectors often request for them in flyers, and can't afford it often.).
• Canada
11 Sep 10
I don't like all the extra work and stress. With shopping, parties, extra baking, cooking and cleaning and putting up with annoying relatives, LOL. No time to relax and have fun. I also hate how crowded the stores are and how rude people can get as we get closer to Christmas. The mad rush of December, I am glad when its all over. Christmas is certainly not what is use to be, at least for me.