What do you HATE most about Christmas?

United States
December 11, 2006 9:05pm CST
Everyone talks about what they love about the holidays, but what do you HATE about them? Do you hate cooking? Wrapping gifts? Buying gifts, lol? What about the crowds at the stores and the RUDE people in them!!! The thing I hate the most about Christmas is Christmas music. Don't hate me!!! I don't know why I don't like it, every once in a while a song or two...but that's it!!! It's exruciating to listen to a whole CD for me. What's wrong with me? lol What do you HATE about Christmas?
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154 responses
@oxximitzu (413)
• Romania
12 Dec 06
hmmz , why are you so mad about christmas , it is a holly DAY , it is the day when Jeesus Christ was born !!!! that should not be a bad or a hated momentt/day , and furthermore , i love christmas songs
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• United States
12 Dec 06
OH GEEZE!!! I don't HATE Christmas!!! I knew someone would say something like this...I said WHAT do you hate about Christmas, not I hate Christmas! Read again...reply again...lol
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• United States
12 Dec 06
Thanks for stickin up for me! I appreciate it! I'm not trying to hurt anyone or pi$$ anyone off! Thanks for your response too! Have a great day!
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Like Stephanie here, I don't hate Christmas, but I do hate the downside of the holidays. I can't tolerate the throngs of last-minute shoppers at the mall, and too much Christmas music drives me close to insanity!
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• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate fighting the crowds in the stores i hate to wrap gifts but other than that i love christmas especially seeing my kids expressions on christmas morning when they open their gifts.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
I know! I love seeing my kids faces when they get what they want...I'm just hoping that they understand when they get a play laptop instead of a real one like they wanted, lmao. The ones that want one are only 8 and 9 years old!! Merry Christmas!
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• Canada
14 Dec 06
I hate people trying to shove religion down my throat just because I celebrate Christmas. A holiday with a totally disputed original meaning anyways. I hate people who tell me that I shouldn't celebrate this wonderful holiday just because I don't celebrate it's "true" meaning. I also hate how people go out and buy gifts just to buy them, and then you are stuck pretending that you enjoy them. I would personally prefer not to get anything at all and spend time with people rather than get a gift that was got, just to get it.
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@lissaj (532)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate how rude people seem to become around the holidays. They are too busy rushing around to get things done that they don't see the person they just nudged into the wall or the child they almost stepped on. People need to slow down and enjoy the holiday season, not rush through it.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
I totally agree, and have almost gotten into fist fights over this!!! People....WATCH OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUYS!
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@2bepink (126)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate trying to go shopping because the stores are too crowded and people are rude. I also hate worrying about how much buying Christmas presents is going to set our family back for the next few months, regardless of how much I try to watch what I spend on gifts. Besides that, I like everything else about Christmas.
@virgos (61)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate not having enough money to buy presents for my family.
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• Netherlands
12 Dec 06
I no what you mean ! it is the same way with me every year
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• United States
12 Dec 06
YOUR TELLIN ME, I HAVE A DOZEN KIDS!! LOL ok, not a dozen only 9, but i also have a 15 year old brother to buy for and 2 grandkids! They are way too expensive!!! lol
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@leedug (920)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate the fact that everyone seems to think that they need to buy everyone gifts (in my family at least). We have a LARGE family, very large. There comes times when everyone can't get everyone something, and then the ones that can't feel bad as if they've done something wrong. That's just nonsense to me. Presents are great but Christmas is more being with family and friends, not materialistic gifts.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
when you have a large family like i used to we would draw names to buy a gift for that person. i bought for my immediate family and then when we all got together as a big reunion we exchanged the gift to whoever we drawed for.
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@ravibabli (1558)
• India
12 Dec 06
I do't hate but I like of every moment of christmas day because. so I want to enjoyment only
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• United States
12 Dec 06
I'm happy for you....
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• Philippines
12 Dec 06
the season is very expensive. :)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I agree...........very expensive. Thanks for the response, Happy Holidays!
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@Violette13 (1048)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Hmmm.. things i hate about Christmas? I don't like how it always seem like i'm at my poorest at the time of the year i need to buy people gifts. I don't like hearing Christmas music every time i go to the store. I HATE having to deal with all the christmas shoppers when i just need to go get diapers or something from the store. I dislike dealing with people in the parking lots. *goes on and on*
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• United States
12 Dec 06
i know..........ugh............. Thanks for the response! Have a wonderful Christmas!
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• United States
12 Dec 06
i hate when you take the time and effort to go through all the shopping for some people and they don't like their gift or they are rude because you didn't get them an expensive gift. I was always told that you should be greatful for anything that you get because people thought of you. My grandma never appreciates anything and she gives it back to us and tells us that she only wanted money. I also hate the stress of shopping in crowded places.
• United States
12 Dec 06
OMG, YOUR GRANDMA DOES THAT? WOW!!! I would probably just sit there dumb-founded if my grandma said that. I totally agree, it don't matter how much it costs or if you even get a gift at all, it's all about spending time with loved ones, and celebrating Christmas! And I also agree that shopping sucks, lol. Thanks for the response, have a great day!
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@nicelyrom (521)
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
Well, I love listening to Xmas songs because it gives me a feeling of happiness... I think there's something wrong with you. Peace! On the contrary, what I hate about Christmas is the fact the I am still single and have no one to hug me especially during these cold winter nights! Hahaha! Call me bitter. Lol.
• United States
12 Dec 06
Maybe there is something wrong with me and that something is that I had to listen to Christmas music in the workplace and it's too repetitive and enough to drive someone insane!! Good luck on your search for Mr. Right. lol Thanks for the response.
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• Singapore
14 Dec 06
I won't recieve any presents cause i don't have friends nor do i celebrate christmas.
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@treblem (316)
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
i hate christmas becoz this is a pagan feast and not the real birthday of our Messiah.
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@forjosie (1547)
• Indonesia
20 Dec 06
I hate thre's no snow in Indonesia, so there;s no white christmast in here
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• United States
20 Dec 06
I don't think we are going to have a white Christmas here in Indiana, USA either. Supposed to be 41 degrees here :-( Thank you for responding.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I truly despise the fact that the holiday season has become soooooo commercialized! You can't even finish "back to school" shopping before the holiday products are being stocked on the shelves. I was buying Halloween candy, binders and notebooks and was faced with giant, inflatable holiday yard decorations at the same time!
• United States
14 Dec 06
lol. I know, it's it rediculous!! I was in Walmart the other day looking at Christmas decorations, and turned the corner and they have put out spring stuff already!! (like yard ornaments, planters, seeds, etc.) Geesh people, one thing at a time! Didn't they just put all that stuff away!?! I'd hate working there, ha ha Thank you for the response, Happy Holidays!
@weehihi (132)
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
nothing's wrong with you..hehe that's typical..what i dont like about xmas time is when i dont hv enough money to buy some presents and other stuffs...hehehe but that's life..i dont hate xmas but i just dont like the feeling of not having enough cash...hmm...be that as it may, xmas is xmas....
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@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
12 Dec 06
I usually experience some feelings of depression of christmas time, missing the people that is not with us anymore etc. But generally x-mas is a pretty good feeling for me!
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
12 Dec 06
depression isnt a good thing either
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Not being able to get all the stuff that my children want
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• United States
12 Dec 06
While I understand where you're coming from, you have to ask yourself if getting everything your children want (materially) is a good thing. If they are asking for relatively few things and your situation financially is not a good one, yes, that would suck big-time. However, if you are being bombarded by a million "I wants!" and you've already gotten the kids something nice...then you have to stop and look at what "the Christmas spirit" really means.
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@volatile (204)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate the fact that Christmas has become X-Mas. It is a Christian holiday and should be treated as such. All religions should be respected and I feel that this is a slap in the face of Christians. People are so offended by anything that has the word Christ that they have to alter our religion so that it suits those who aren't even part of the religion. It's ridiculous to the point where people are suing others for putting up Christmas trees because it offends them because they aren't Christian. Well, then, don't look at the tree and if you are offended by Christmas so much then don't take the days off at school or holidays from work that are a byproduct of this holiday.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
I totally agree!!!! Although I'm not a particulary religous person, I always write out Christmas, and don't use X-mas. Good Point! Have a Merry Christmas!
@BrendaA (365)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I hate shopping in malls so I do everything possible to avoid it.
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• United States
12 Dec 06
MEEEEE TOOOOOOOO!! I don't know what happened, I used to love shopping, and now I hate it. I let the old man do it all, lol. He loves shopping. Have a Merry Christmas!
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
I love Christmas. But loneliness just creeps inside me when the season comes. I wish I could find a special someone in terms before the Christmas day. I have been waiting for someone to cuddle up and eat the whole dinner feast :-)
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• United States
14 Dec 06
I wish you the best of luck! Thank you for the response, Happy Holidays!