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I miss Christmas

It's only a little over a month since Christmas but, it seems so much longer and next Christmas seems like an eternity away.

by Anonymousreply 3902/20/2013

I fucking hate Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 101/30/2012

It will be back too soon for most of us.

by Anonymousreply 201/30/2012

I agree, OP. What are the festive holidays coming up? V Day, but that's ... meh. July 4?

by Anonymousreply 301/30/2012

Merry Christmas, OP! It's still Christmas!

by Anonymousreply 401/30/2012

I don't

by Anonymousreply 501/30/2012

I love the holidays.

by Anonymousreply 601/30/2012

Valentine's Day. St. Patrick's Day.

by Anonymousreply 701/30/2012

There's so much to hate about Christmas, but people are undeniably nicer (or rather less rude)and I miss that.

by Anonymousreply 801/30/2012

And the next holiday day off is in APRIL!

by Anonymousreply 901/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1001/30/2012

I'm with you, op. I love Christmas. I'd keep my tree and decorations up all winter if I could.

by Anonymousreply 1101/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1201/30/2012

Teddy Bear wishes you a Merry Christmas OP!

by Anonymousreply 1301/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1401/30/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1501/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1601/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1701/31/2012

I like that week, too, R17.

by Anonymousreply 1801/31/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 1901/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2001/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2101/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2201/31/2012

R21 & 22, you both sound like scrooge.

by Anonymousreply 2301/31/2012

[italic]It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Everywhere I go[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 2401/31/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2501/31/2012

What R1 said.

Christmas is a phony, commercialized holiday for phony, commercialized people.

by Anonymousreply 2601/31/2012

OP, maybe if you close your eyes and make a special Christmas wish, it'll magically be Dec. 24th again!

by Anonymousreply 2701/31/2012

R20, I hope you are joking or you're just a moron.

by Anonymousreply 2801/31/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 2901/31/2012

Here ya go...

by Anonymousreply 3001/31/2012

I think you just need more festivity in your life.

by Anonymousreply 3101/31/2012

Liking Christmas is a deal breaker for me.

by Anonymousreply 3201/31/2012

OP you're already 1/6 of the way back to the next one (assuming the season starts on Dec 1).

by Anonymousreply 3301/31/2012

Did Christmas Mouse ever recover from his fireplace catastrophe?

by Anonymousreply 3402/02/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 3502/02/2012

Christmas is always over before we know it.

by Anonymousreply 3601/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3701/22/2013

I wish it was Christmas all year long.

by Anonymousreply 3802/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3902/20/2013
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