It's only a little over a month since Christmas but, it seems so much longer and next Christmas seems like an eternity away.
I miss Christmas
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/20/2013|
I fucking hate Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/30/2012|
It will be back too soon for most of us.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/30/2012|
I agree, OP. What are the festive holidays coming up? V Day, but that's ... meh. July 4?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/30/2012|
Merry Christmas, OP! It's still Christmas!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/30/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/30/2012|
I love the holidays.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/30/2012|
Valentine's Day. St. Patrick's Day.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/30/2012|
There's so much to hate about Christmas, but people are undeniably nicer (or rather less rude)and I miss that.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/30/2012|
And the next holiday day off is in APRIL!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/30/2012|
I'm glad Christmas is over. I'm in retail it's a nice break for us finally no holidays to deal with for awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/30/2012|
I'm with you, op. I love Christmas. I'd keep my tree and decorations up all winter if I could.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/30/2012|
I wish Christmas came at the end of the winter, so that after it was over you could look forward to the coming of spring. Instead, I always experience a huge post-Christmas letdown that the fun part of the winter is over and you still have to get through another three months of dark, boring bleakness before spring comes.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/30/2012|
Teddy Bear wishes you a Merry Christmas OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/30/2012|
My tree is still up. I'm finally sick of it and I'm taking it down this weekend. The Catholic Christmas season used to last officially until February 2, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/30/2012|
In my town, Christmas didn't seem much like Christmas this year. Maybe it was how the local news followed the area's merchant' receipts as one would do a horse race, or all the more incessent than usual ads to buy mostly women's clthes and jewelery usurped the spirit more than usual (I haven't seen an ad for Christmas toys in years) but December 25th passed more just another day in the neo-"Holiday Season."
So I miss the old, pre-millennium ways of Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/31/2012|
It's okay OP, it's gonna come around again, just hang tight.
In the meantime, while we don't have a big festive holiday season to look forward to in the immediate future, we have spring and summer. Brighter skies, warmer weather, lemonade commercials and sounds of water and beaches... days which justify saying "to hell with the world" and leaving your house, apartment and walking wround to enjoy the sun. Shorts and short sleeves and images of beachballs, weather that encourages you to get in shape, or stay in shape.. warm nights and outdoor dinners and drinks.... The sun's coming out again soon enough and that's a bright side you can look forward to only a few weeks away. Chin up!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/31/2012|
I hate the Christmas holiday itself (overspending, overeating, awful office parties, and -- worst of all -- WAY too much time with my family.
BUT. I always LOVE the week between Christmas and New Year's. It's my favorite week of the year. I have no schedule and no agenda. I sleep late. I watch movies that I've always been meaning to watch. I get to the gym. I decompress with true friends. Or I just guiltlessly watch online porn for hours.
It's the only time I truly feel I get to do what I want, when I want. So peaceful, so relaxing.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/31/2012|
I like that week, too, R17.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/31/2012|
[quote]The Catholic Christmas season used to last officially until February 2.
It still does. Candlemas (The Presentation) is the official end of the Christmas season. Some churches still have the creche and poinsettias on display.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/31/2012|
What's really sad is, I haven't seen one--not ONE!---Christmas tree deposited on the streets of NYC after the holiday was over. It seems like nobody bothered celebrating it at all this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/31/2012|
I like Christmas, not Giftmas. I start celebrating Christmas on December 24th - the start of the REAL Christmas season. That's when my Christmas decorations go up and the tree lights are lit for the first time. It's a very peaceful season. Meanwhile, the Giftmas celebrators are exhausted from the shopping, wrapping, and over-spending. They have no concept of the Christmas season.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/31/2012|
I like Christmas: the trees, decorations, love one another & peace on earth, and fun parties.
Like R21, I do not like Giftmas - the endless shopping all out of proportion and people talking about money and stuff and the panic and insanity about it. Alll the junk.
I also hate the Psychosismas - where you are forced to be around relatives that are unpleasant and use this holiday to subject you to their toxic psychois.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/31/2012|
R21 & 22, you both sound like scrooge.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/31/2012|
[italic]It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere I go[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/31/2012|
Take a trip to Bronner's in Frankenmuth, MI, where it's Christmas 365 days a year. It's about the size of an airplane hangar.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/31/2012|
What R1 said.
Christmas is a phony, commercialized holiday for phony, commercialized people.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/31/2012|
OP, maybe if you close your eyes and make a special Christmas wish, it'll magically be Dec. 24th again!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/31/2012|
R20, I hope you are joking or you're just a moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/31/2012|
[quote]R21 & 22, you both sound like scrooge
To you, we sound "like scrooge" because you're just plain stupid, r23. You haven't got the slightest idea of how to celebrate Christmas. No doubt, what you think of as a "Christmas season" matches the calendar of all the other tacky Walmart-Target-Dollar General shoppers.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/31/2012|
Here ya go...
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/31/2012|
I think you just need more festivity in your life.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/31/2012|
Liking Christmas is a deal breaker for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/31/2012|
OP you're already 1/6 of the way back to the next one (assuming the season starts on Dec 1).
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/31/2012|
Did Christmas Mouse ever recover from his fireplace catastrophe?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/02/2012|
[quote]I haven't seen an ad for Christmas toys in years
Because you're not in the demographic that toys are marketed to. If you had kids or were a kid, you watch a lot of children's programming and see more toy ads than you could ever want.
It amazes me that people don't get this in 2012. Do you ever wonder who watches those 499 other cable channels? Because I assure you someone does, and they see tons of ads targeted specifically to them for products you'll never use and may not even have heard of.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/02/2012|
Christmas is always over before we know it.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/22/2013|
My decorations are still up. I require two days of nobody in my house when I take everything down and put it away, but nobody will stay out of the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/22/2013|
I wish it was Christmas all year long.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/20/2013|
Oy - Not a fan. #1 I'm an atheist so I feel a bit hypocritical participating in holiday festivities although I do like a good party. Then of course there is money grubbing family sending in their lists of what they want for Christmas. Glad to pass on it all if given the chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/20/2013|