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Fuck the holidays

Tostig

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I was just talking to a friend who is bemoaning the fact that, for yet another year, she won't have a boyfriend over the hoidays. While I understand the loneliness she is feeling, I really envy her.

I HATE the holiday season. I really wish "I" was alone this holiday season. And I don't just mean single, I mean no friends, no family, nobody.

Every year it's the same old stress. Your S.O. wants something for christmahankwanzaka but won't tell you what it is. You know they hate the kinds of things you like to get them (you know, stuff you think they need and might like). Then you've got kids or other relatives who need gifts, but they directly relate how much you mean to them by the relative worth/amount of gifts. Then you've got your friends, who you know will get you something so you feel obligated to get them something too. What you don't know is how much they're going to spend (so you can reciprocate) and either spend way less than they do and feeling guilty for weeks, or worse, you spend a lot and get a stick of chewing gum and a 25 cent mirror from K-mart.

So, fuck the holidays. Fuck santa, fuck rudolph, fuck his bright red nose, fuck jimmy stewart and his stupid wonderful fucking life, fuck miracle on 43rd street, fuck frosty, but most of all, fuck corporate fucking america for making what used to be a fairly nice holiday into the most commercial, overadvertised "get your expectations up so you're family/friends/S.O. can never measure up" holiday.



(hmm, maybe this should go in B&T. oh well, fuck it)
 
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I like the way you think.

I'm gonna rep you, because I can, and because I haven't given any rep in weeks. :happysad:
 

Tostig

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hehe, thanks man. :) i need a smoke now, got myself all worked up posting that.

 

ChilianFuckFace

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For the past 3 years I have not given anything or recieved anything for x-mas. I refuse to become part of this scam.

Whenever someone asks me what I want for x-mas, I tell them not to get me anything because I will get not get them anything, and not to get mad because I have warn them.

Whenever I feel from my heart to give something to someone I do it, but usually not during the holidays. People get all stupid during this time of the year.
 
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I told my dad not to get me anything for Christmas and he thinks there's some kind of "problem" with that because people are supposed to like to give each other gifts. Nobody likes giving gifts. They do it because they feel obligated. I sure as hell don't want to give anyone a gift and I don't want people to get me any because if I buy what I want myself, I feel like I actually earned it instead of feeling bad that someone else had to waste their money. You don't need an excuse to get yourself something nice, just do it! Doesn't make a difference what time of year it is.

By the way, why would this go in B&T if it's a rant?(an excellent one I might add)
 
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I hate Christmas. No, scratch that. I don't hate Christmas, I just hate the way it's shoved down my throat everywhere I go. Walgreen's had Holiday wrapping paper, boxes, and bows out on their shelves in SEPTEMBER. WTF?! The radio stations were playing Christmas carols the day after Halloween. My best friend and her roomate put up Christmas decorations a week before Halloween, and they put their tree up last weekend. :sickpuke:

The town I live in has already put up these gay little festive wreaths on the lamp posts. Fucking A. It's not even Winter yet, people. Give it a damn rest. Nothing like a damn wreath with red ribbons and holly and all that crap to go with the nice Autumn scenery. And don't even get me started on Christmas shopping. It's all so disgustingly overwhelming, I want nothing to do with it. I'm broke, so I'm not buying anyone anything this year. Am I a bad person for feeling relieved about that? :happysad:

:mfinger: Christmas :mfinger:
 

Tostig

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I'm with you zoloft. It seems to start earlier every year. Really getting to me. In fact, I want to shoot the Robin's Brothers (southern californians should know them, they're brothers who own a chain of engagement ring stores). Their commercials, this time of year, feature men proposing and the women getting all upset because the rings aren't good enough.

I wonder if i'd have any friends/family left if i went to live in the woods until january.

:mfinger: christmahanakwanzaka :mfinger:
 

Sektor

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The only holiday I respect in the winter season is Thanksgiving. Nothing like good food. :)

Fuck Christmas and the rest of them, for the reasons already described. I buy and do nice things for people all year EXCEPT for this holiday, just because they think it's a Christmas present, and I'm tired of getting funny looks when I say I don't celebrate it.
 

Tostig

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thanksgiving is fun, i enjoy that holiday. It's all about getting together with friends/family, having a good meal and a good time. Nothing really commercial about it and it's a lot less stressful.

I also like New Years. New Years Eve is my birthday, so I can always find a party, but everyone just gets together to drink, have a good time, and get a kiss at midnight. nothing stressful about that either.

but yeah, fuck everything in between.
 

Outlawed

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Absolutely. Ever since i found out saint nick doesnt exist i said fuck em.
 
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I hate new years.

I hate christmas.

I hate halloween.

I hate easter.

I hate everything except today, which is Remembrance day. The only holiday I actually respect.
 

Sektor

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Hell, I don't even acknowledge those days (aside from Remembrance Day [Veterans Day here in the US] and Thanksgiving). I see no use for them. Only thing they do is drain what little money I may have during that time.
 
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As far as I'm concerned, Halloween isn't even a holiday. Just a pathetic excuse to play dress up.

New Year's is nothing to celebrate. I'm awake at midnight all the time. The thing that sucks about this holiday is that so is everybody else. I like my time alone at night, damnit!

I had my birthday on Easter once. Nothing like wanting to celebrate and seeing that everything's closed.
 

meh_it_all

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I don't like christmas, I always have to be 3 places on that day, one day, I would like some peace!
I HATE Easter.
I only tend to like New years because I can get drunk alone without it being the wrong thing to do.
 
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Christmas itself is a great holiday. It's the commercial business of Christmas that pisses people off. We only need to be told that "Christmas is a time of good will and cheer" ONCE people. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are all so boring and stuff, nobody gives a crap anymore.

In my opinion, Halloween, New Years, and maybe 4th of July is far better.

Parties
Friends (Not family)
Fun
 

Tostig

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christmas is a bastard holiday. usurped from the celts' celebration of the winter solstice. either way, it fucking sucks.

i think the best gift anyone can get me this year is to leave me the hell alone... i think i'll put that on my list.
 

Piro

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It's the pressure and the dramatic fall in my bank balance that pisses me off at Christmas. Getting together with family, friends, having a big party and getting merry is the part I enjoy. I would enjoy Chrismas so much more if presents weren't a part of it.

Urgh, I've got so many presents to get...:cry:
 

Tostig

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I just had an idea...

i'm going to get a single gift. a really really great gift.

then i'm going to get all my friends and family together, and tell them the survivor gets it.
 

Zero260in5pt1

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Now THIS is the topic for me.

I don't do Christmas in any way shape or form. I take the week around Xmas off so I don't have to be around people.

The last Christmas I did was '99 right before my ex-husband and I split up. It was tense enough between us but then he had his parents in from England for two weeks on top of it and they knew we weren't getting along so it was a nightmare.

As if that wasn't bad enough my ex step-brother hung himself in his grandmothers garage the day after Christmas and being the only non-prostitute/drug addict/fuck bag in that sector of my family I had to be the grown up for all those proceedings.

BTW by "ex" I'm not referring to his current state. His mom and my dad divorced a short time later, I'm sure he's moved on to wife number 8 by now, but I haven't talked to him in years. Remind me to tell you the story of wife number 7, it involves a prostitute "track" and heroin. Don't think I haven't gotten offers from the Hallmark channel.

Yeah, so after the festivities of '99 I said that was enough. My family has always been a waste of time and I finally got them all out of my life.

So with no family to deal with all I have to do is fight off the "invites".

What the fuck is it about saying "I'm not doing anything for the holidays" that makes you transform into a fucking refugee?

"Oh, you can come to our house, we always have tons of food and it's really nice. No one should be alone on Christmas"

Bullshit. If I don't want to be around my family, what the fuck makes you think I want to be around yours?

Yeah, yeah that's harsh. My decline is always polite but then they get pushy. Finally they just think your a headcase.

That's why I always take time off and disappear from the radar for that week.

Me and my dogs and 24 hours of A Christmas Story on TNT. Now that's Christmas.