Bah, humbug! Go ahead and call me a Grinch but I dislike, no, I actually hate Christmas. Fewer people celebrated it for the right reasons. The meaning behind Christmas has become distorted.
Christmas is supposed to be about giving to each other and spending quality time with family and loved ones, or alone. What it has turned to is something that I dislike. Here are my problems with Christmas.
Why is it that many people must receive in order to give?
When discussing Christmas this year, I asked several people what they believed they would receive for Christmas. My responses were interesting.
One person suggested that she wanted to be healthy (oh what a selfish person). I had one guy say, "I better not get a hat". What nerve! I even had a woman go as far as to say "he better get me a Kindle Fire"!
What? Really? He better...
This is typical, bad Christmas behavior.
Nobody has to buy you anything in order for you to give gifts. As I used to say in an earlier version of my life, "shame on you"!
The idea of Christmas is to give, but I challenge everyone, do not wait until Christmas or random birthdays to feel compelled to give. You have 365, sometimes 366 days a year to make a difference in a life other than yours. Do so. Randomly, I help a person in need. I never go out to help a person in greed. Saying that you "better get a Kindle Fire" is just greedy.
Family and loved ones often get the shaft.
Christmas and the holiday season as a whole, is a time when people together with the most important people in their lives. It is a shame when that time takes a backseat to beef and drama. People cannot put their differences to side for the greater good. Look, I get that your mother did not hug you often enough as a child, maybe she has her reasons.
As we have learned the hard way, no one is promised tomorrow. Love the people that you are supposed to love when love is the primary reason why people get together for the holidays. You only have to put up with each other for a few hours. If you want to hate each afterwards, that is all you. For now, you have killed my vibe.
Holidays are for the lonely.
I have watched more holiday movies these last few weeks than I have in quite a long time. Most of them had the same theme.
Those movies show lonely people, facing the idea of spending the holidays alone. "Finding love is the spirit of Christmas." It is the same song and dance over and over again.
I wish the television networks would stop selling the ideas of "happy ever after" and "falling in love" are what is great about the holiday season. Nothing is "happy ever after" and "falling in love" around the holidays is ghastly overrated, and improbable in the first place. Besides, in my personal experience, lonely people are more genuine during the holidays. They believe in the spirit of the holidays and trash the "happy" and "in love" for abusing the holidays with their selfish agendas.
The holidays can be a great time for everyone. They can also be an awful time. For me, it is the time of the year that I brood the most. I have my reasons. One or two of them were mentioned here. There are a few reasons that I will not mention. I have my own personal stance about this time of the year. I dislike the holidays and I am not afraid to admit it.
Can you change my mind?
Where do you stand in terms of Christmas and the holiday season? Is it something you love or are you just like me and dislike it? Tell me why you feel that way.