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For The Xmas Grinches!  
User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Is there anybody else who cannot stand:

(1) The whole festive atmosphere
(2) The fact that you cannot buy a normal birthday card because the entire card shop has been raided with xmas cards since October
(3) All the people who go shopping for xmas everyday for 2 months prior to the event
(4) All the lovely dovey couples who get smoochey woochey while you have no better half to spend the evening with
(5) The xmas music in every bloody store you go to
(6) Your colleagues who start whistling xmas songs for 4 weeks
(7) The way in which retail starts commercialising and robbing people of their money for an even that used to be about appreciating non-materialistic things in life.

....if so... then join my club  devil 



I know about one a.netter already... anybody else?


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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

I'll join the club.

I can't stand the fact that Thanksgiving has yet to pass, and all I see are Christmas decorations and tress already up.

I hate hearing nons-stop Christmas music, it just wears on my nerves!

I hate getting gifts. I'm an American teenager, I don't need anything!

I hate trying to figure out what to get people.

I'm also glad that being a freshmen in college I don't have to see which one of my new friends actualy likes that crap since we're all gonna be on break!

Christmas... ugh, you'll find me locked away in my room.



The Ohio Player
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12143 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
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Sorry I enjoy the season and all that goes with it.......


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I'm with ya all the way . . . .

Fighting through any store or mall for weeks and weeks way before even Thanksgiving is done . . .

Christmas Trees every flippin place you turn . . .

All moochers standing in front of every store for every cause under the sun . . . as if we don't front them enough tax money in the first place . . .

So, I'm there . . .

The only benefit to Christmas - for me - it's double time pay and the food is usually really damn good . . .


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Not another self pic thread!  Wink

User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Let me see from that list this year I agree with on the following numbers.
1. Because it seems blah this year, not into the whole Christmas stuff this year dont know why.
4. They should be banned from doing that in public.  silly 
5. Totally agree with you on this. ITS ANNOYING!!!!! And you get to hear the same songs over and over. Time to write some new xmas songs.
6. Same reason for number 4


Thats all lol.  wink 


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

(1) Its ok i suppose
(2) September dont ya mean on this one
(3) Yep
(4) Hate that
(5) I WANT TO DIE
(6) Well, im one of them, (once they are they, they cant go)
(7) Well, thats the world we live in


I do love the day, but the whole set up is getting stupid

Already i have seen houses with lights up

ITS NOVEMBER


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7326 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I'm hoping for a big long shift this Christmas Day. To Block out all the shit that represents Christmas.

User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Bah ! Humbug !  sour 

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

In the words of Dickens, Bah Hum-F*$K. grumpy   grumpy   grumpy 
I hate the commercialism  dollarsign , the I want dollarsign   dollarsign  , I want  dollarsign   dollarsign  , I want  dollarsign   dollarsign  attitude from everyone from charities to my demanding trolls of neices and nephews.
And the effing decorations  crazy  were in the stores here the day after Hallowe'en  crackup  .

WrenchBender

Oh Yeah count me in.
 santahat   redflag   thumbsdown   talktothehand   tired   vomit 



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
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I'm reminded of a favorite pic:









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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

I hate Christmas too.

I got my girlfriend her gift back in September, and gave it to her when I got it.. Also, I specifically requested that I get NOTHING for Christmas. I refuse to be part of the whole thing.. Presently, I am trying to get scheduled to work Christmas eve and day.


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Ahhh great to see the club grew so fast Big grin

Well Mr. Grinch has to go to bed now so goodnight and unhappy xmas!  devil 

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 10):
I'm reminded of a favorite pic:

That's hilarious  rotfl 



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Bring on the hunting Rudolph and the rest of his clan pics from our alaskan friends. A big hit last year if I remember.

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

I'm with you!

Screw Christmas... this is going to be my 5th year in a row playing the grinch and I love every moment of it!

No gifts, no greedy spoiled brats, no family squabbles, no stress, no worries... ahhh... that's my kind of holiday!



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Quoting Soku39 (Reply 1):
I hate hearing nons-stop Christmas music, it just wears on my nerves!



Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 5):
Let me see from that list this year I agree with on the following numbers.
1. Because it seems blah this year, not into the whole Christmas stuff this year dont know why.
4. They should be banned from doing that in public.
5. Totally agree with you on this. ITS ANNOYING!!!!! And you get to hear the same songs over and over. Time to write some new xmas songs.
6. Same reason for number 4

I'm happy for those who are happy and get a rise out of the whole holiday season. Being a minority in a Christmas culture I do feel there is too much XMAS music and pushing some of the religious facets on me. The Little Drummer Boy is pushing it down my throat. Many of my people have been persecuted, enslaved and killed because they did not tow the line. Enjoy it but don't flaunt it!

Yes, there is way too much crass commercialism. And, Madison Ave and the Bush administration are trying to sell us the concept of holiday seasons as they were for the fortunate back in the 50's...Big fireplaces, lavish material gifts, big ticket items, and plenty of abundant food. Today, there are fractured families and the video generation of kids open their gifts and are hyper and bored by 9:00 AM. XMAS morning and then these dysfunctional families invade the movie theatres and bother us at the airport flying to see Mickey Mouse. Another overated holiday which is as useful as tits on a bull is New Years. It's sad, a lot of people bank their entire future on 6 weeks out of the year and spend like our Federal government does and gets another day older and deeper in debt! And then, they realize their life has not changed and they take it out on the rest of us.

Now, I love Thanksgiving! It is not a Christian or Pegan holiday, is family centered and revolves around great food. Happy Holidays to all and to all, a good night!

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

For many of us, Christmas is a difficult time. It is often a time of reflection of the good and bad of the past year or past experiences at Christmas. There is the social pressures of family and others and to be happy at this time, no matter your inner problems. there are the problems of lonelyness for those without a partner. The commercialism has gone to such extremes to destroy the intention of the holiday - the celebration of the birth of Christ for Christians.
Yet, I still try to be positive. I hope for and feel good when I get gifts I can use or need. I feel even better when a gift I give is something the other person needs, something they wouldn't buy for themselves or helps them enjoy their life wether it be a family member or a toy to a child I may never meet. I like some of the shopping where I get the right stuff and finding it for a fair price. I like the food, especially mom's homemade from scatch cookies, and other goodies. I like seeing people I don't usually see. I like that for a while we can get along and be nice to each other.
So change the channel on the radio or break out your CD's/I-Pod, try to look positively at this time and try to enjoy this holiday for the broader meaning it has taken on.


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 16):

Interesting post and very true. You might have just inspired me to at least go to the staff party  scratchchin 

...But I'm not going to celebrate the evening itself, Hell No, Nyuh-uh!



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Sorry FlyAUA, but totally disagree with you!

I know Christmas is over commercialised, but I love the whole season. Was beside my local garden store yesterday which has already opened what they calltheir "Christmas Village" and couldn't resist visiting. Oh the joy... that smell of Christmas trees, the look of joy on children's faces.

I'll never understand how there can be people who don't like this wonderful season! I revert to being a child every December, and with my first child due in late January, I'm already excited about the coming Christmas periods as I'm sure they'll regain a lot of their magic and innocenc for me when I live it through my son or daughter's eyes.

Season's greetings to all!



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 18):
Sorry FlyAUA, but totally disagree with you!

Well, I too used to love xmas, and then all of a sudden, smash-boom-bang, and since then I hate it.

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 18):
the look of joy on children's faces

This I can handle...

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 18):
"Christmas Village" and couldn't resist visiting. Oh the joy... that smell of Christmas trees

...this on the other hand...  vomit 

 Wink



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5178 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

christmas sucks! All mention of it should be banned until at least the start of december, none of this trees up in september business!!

Christmas is just another day.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2161 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
Christmas is just another day.

Agreed!

Apart from a quick trip to see my sister and do the uncle thing with the niece, I intend to be working on christmas day!



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
christmas sucks!

 yes 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
All mention of it should be banned until at least the start of december

 praise 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
none of this trees up in september business!!

 checkmark 

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 20):
Christmas is just another day.

 thumbsup 



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4533 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Christmas is less about jingle bells and more about jingle cash-registers - mind you nowadays they bleep more than jingle. Any references to the birth of Jesus Christ are seldom seen or heard.

Regards, Robert   

(edit: grammar)

[Edited 2005-11-24 11:47:18]


Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Thread starter):
(1) The whole festive atmosphere
(2) The fact that you cannot buy a normal birthday card because the entire card shop has been raided with xmas cards since October
(3) All the people who go shopping for xmas everyday for 2 months prior to the event
(4) All the lovely dovey couples who get smoochey woochey while you have no better half to spend the evening with
(5) The xmas music in every bloody store you go to
(6) Your colleagues who start whistling xmas songs for 4 weeks
(7) The way in which retail starts commercialising and robbing people of their money for an even that used to be about appreciating non-materialistic things in life.

  • I hate it
  • The fact is you cannot even get into a card shop in December, let alone buy a non-seasonal card
  • I know of one family who start their Christmas shopping on Boxing Day - getting ready for next Christmas. Do they have a life?
  • Xmas music to me is like someone scratching a blackboard
  • And suddenly people who you tolerate every working day think they are sexy and desirable..yuck!
  • Exactly


And staff who dress up as elves or wear Santa hats, and think that just because it is Christmas they can kiss you or make fun of you.

I am with you all the way. My flat is a totally Christmas-free zone. Stuff the turkey, the cards, the tree and decorations. And my name is not Scrooge too!



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25 Kiwiandrew : Oh yes ! absolutely , I loathe Xmas at the best of times , but this year it will be even worse , I will be stuck in Europe which means Xmas in winter
26 Post contains images Nighthawk : Make sure its M&S chestnut stuffing though. Not just stuffing, this is M&S stuffing The only good thing about xmas, turkey, chestnut stuffing and chi
27 Post contains images Matt27 : Yay, love it! My #1 concern. Good for the economy. A little bitter are we? I love x-mas music I do that all the time
28 Post contains images FlyAUA : Go away you happy xmas person!!!    Rhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa     [Edited 2005-11-24 13:32:27]
29 Post contains images Matt27 : Cheer up Moe. You'll get your present a few days after x-mas
30 Post contains images FlyAUA : What!? Present.... really? Awwwwwww...
31 Post contains images DrP : It wouldn't be so bad if the start of the xmas season was banned until December 1st, but when Harrods put up their xmas tree in August and all you hea
32 Post contains images ThomasCook757 : The one thing that really annoys me is the television commercials. They put toy commercials on one after another.. How many Barbie's and baby dolls do
33 Post contains images DrP : Remember Geoff the Giraffe from the Toys 'R' Us xmas commercials?
34 Flyingbabydoc : I agree with you. Try to tell this to a couple of parents that have their kid in our gastro-ward since his birth in March. The kid is dependent on TP
35 Post contains images ThomasCook757 : *sings* "With toys in their millions, All under one roof. It's called Toys "R" Us!" Ahhh memories
36 Post contains images Noelg : Ah I thought I'd met you before We start shopping in the January sales, we normally buy next years decorations, crackers, cards etc while they're goi
37 Post contains images Texan : While I do not like the overcommercialization of the holiday, I do like Christmas overall. It's a great time to get together with family and just hang
38 Post contains links and images Nighthawk :
39 Post contains images DrP : I forgot how the song went thanks Not to mention that bloody infectious Coca-Cola one
40 Post contains images FlyAUA : I loved that store!!! LOL Well I've got enough good friends all over the place, but my family doesn't celebrate it, and I'd feel awkward celebrating
41 Post contains images Matt27 :
42 Kiwiandrew : no it's not , it is soooooo much worse than just another day - ask anyone in the emergency services when the peak period is for domestic violence , o
43 Post contains images ThomasCook757 : LoL, That song always got stuck in my head..Always Coca Cola
44 Nighthawk : IMHO there are two adverts that define christmas........ Coca-Cola - Holidays Are Comin' Andrex - I wish it could be xmas every day I hate xmas, but
45 AeroWesty : Christmas is usually the only time people take time off to enjoy winter, my favorite season, therefore I don't mind it much. I actually like most of i
46 NKP S2 : Another bandwagon jumper-onner here to the original post. The whole comeercialization thing has a has a life of its own and has officially eclipsed th
47 Post contains images FlyAUA : Very true, but this is something many people "in the mainstream" as you put it will either intentionally block out, or not realise is even happening.
48 OzarkD9S : The best day of the year is January 2nd. That means the preceding two months of crap is over for another year.
49 FlyAUA : That's what you think, and then 6 weeks later Valentine's day kicks in *this would be the place for the rolleye smiley*
50 OzarkD9S : True enough...but there's hardly a month-long V-Day build up.
51 Post contains images FlyAUA : Feelings-wise... It's a YEAR long buildup for me
52 N200WN : Proud Christmas hater here too. Man am I with you on that one!
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