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This time of Year.

:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
For once I am actually, legitimately bitchy enough to warrant a complaint. To be honest, I'd been avoiding talking about this, but for fuck sake...

I hate Christmas. I loathe and despise it. Worst of all, I hate the fact that it is taboo to say you hate Christmas without coming off as some sort of grinch or narcissistic bastard. But seriously, fuck this time of year. This is the one time of year where the disparity between me and my family is largest. Every other time of year I seem to be on decent footing with my family, but for some reason this holiday screws with me personally.

For my family, the holidays start the day after Thanksgiving. The lights, decorations, the tree with the ornaments, the folky music, the obsession with food. To the rest of my family, it's great, but to me, the appeal simply isn't there.

For an entire month, the rest of my family appears to be in a winter wonderland dream phase, and I feel like I'm being singled out because I just can't seem to get into it. And if I say anything even remotely off base, I'm scorned for killing the mood. It happens every year. I've gotten into the habit of just withdrawing during this time of year, keeping to myself until NYE.

Just once, I'd like to be able to scream at the top of my lungs, "Fuck this holiday! I don't need your damn trees, or your damn presents!" I shouldn't be celebrating it anyway since I don't believe Christ is the prodigal son of God. Whatever.

Anyone else develop their inner bitch this time of year?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lock: OP request.
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
You think that warranted a complaint thread?

Yeah think again.
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:iconmikepav:
mikepav Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
it's an excuse to drink and have parties. untwist your panties and put a little extra rum in your eggnog.
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
If their Christmas spirit is so darn strong, your sullen moping shouldn't be able to kill it.

This means they're faking it, and they're mad at you for not keeping up the charade.
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Elmida Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I had Christmas dinner because I hate my family, but I love Christmas.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably would nourish it to hell, but I'm meeting my fiancÚ after Christmas, so... happy times for me. :la:

It's only once a year. Not too bad, right?
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HaanPere Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Not really a fan of the holiday either, although I do like it how everything's cheap in stores afterwards. :dummy:
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Penhuin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Christmas sucks. After three minutes with my family in the same room it's awful! :dead: Besides, three months worth of buildup to one day isn't worth it.
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've noticed that no one in my family is getting into the Christmas mood. Might change around the 20th or something when watch Jim Carry's The Grinch will be a must and that will probably start the mood for some.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You and my mom would get along really well. :iconbackawayplz:
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I get annoyed at Christmas music starting the day after Thanksgiving so I have to listen to the same old 20 songs over and over and over again for 2 months. I also get pretty tired of my mom being drunk for the week before and during Christmas, that got old a long time ago. AT LEAST THIS YEAR SEEMS TO BE GOOD!
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Christmas music can be good if it is done well. Most people who attempt it flat out suck.

Also, I'm just looking forward to having an excuse to get smashed on NYE. It's only one night a year, after all.
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:icondoctorowl:
DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I've listened to 20 years of Christmas music, I'm pretty tired of it. I only like two songs, the rest make me want to strangle people.

I will spend my NYE watching fireworks!
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I'll watch them on TV, unless I end up actually going to Reno. Then I can watch the fireworks through my grandparents' window whilst drinking from their premier liquor collection.
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I live in a semi-rural area so the people here go nuts with fireworks. I can usually get a good vantage point and see them all.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
The casino does NYE and 4th of July fireworks here, while the fairgrounds does only 4th of July. And people sneak bottle rockets into our state and set shit on fire.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
To many people Christmas is no longer a Christian holiday. I see Muslims having their kids take photos with Santa and buying them Christmas presents.
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Santa =/= Christian.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
We wish them a Merry Christmas when they leave and they say it back. They're buying Christmas presents and putting up Christmas trees...
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Trees and presents also =/= Christian. :B

There were no pine trees nor snow during Jesus' birth. According to the Bible and all that jazz. The wise men also did not give him gifts until later. So no presents either.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
That's the point. Christmas is no longer just Christian. It's been commercialized.
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Only if you let it. Something people don't seem to realize is all that commercial stuff is entirely optional. You don't have to do that. You can celebrate Christmas however you want to.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Well yes. The point I was trying to make is that the OP can still celebrate Christmas regardless of whether or not she believes in Christ.
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You don't have to buy anything to have a Christmas.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
My first thought was, "Adorable!" My second thought was, "Commercialism!" Seriously.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
It's worse when their 6 year old asks for an ipad for Christmas and the parents go out and get it for them...
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I can do you one better. I walked into Walmart the other day having had a fight with my mom. A little girl was being incredibly defiant toward her mom, all because her mom wouldn't buy her one of those cheap 25 cent machine toys. What really struck a chord with me is how the little girl kept saying she didn't love her mom, just because of a stupid toy she'd likely forget about in a week.
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
At least the mom didn't give in. I hate when they give in, that just gives the kid the idea that every time they demand something they'll get it.
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humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
One can hope the mom continued to not give in. I hope I was never that horrible when I was little.
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda feel your pain. Although it's more that Christmas is a time for family, and the rest of my family is a continent away. :saddummy:

But according to my friends I hate everything so that's ok :dummy:
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:hug: There's Skype? I actually had Easter dinner with my family over Skype last spring. It was hilarious.
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah :lol:

Yes, we definitely skype them and stuff... but it's not the same, you know? :(

On the upside, we're going there in the summer~ :eager:
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:iconwinterrosedragon:
Winterrosedragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should celebrate Festivus! If you don't know what it is, please do yourself a favor and look it up asap!
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sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
That's such a pussy white-guy yuppie holiday.

Everyone knows Smissmas is the holiday with BALLS!

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:iconwinterrosedragon:
Winterrosedragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't believe I forgot about Smissmas! Forgive me?
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Thank you. That brought a smile to my face.
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Winterrosedragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help, I think at this moment you'd especially enjoy the annual Festivus "Airing of Grievances"
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Oh hell yes!
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Christmas is actually a pagan holiday dress up as the birthday of Jesus.
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:iconlobosabio:
LoboSabio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
And this matters how?
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Yeah, it's called 'syncretism' and all the cool religions do it

:icondealwithitdogplz:
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:icondj0hybrid:
DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Which the whole birthday is just an excuse to party.
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
From my understanding, it was to celebrate the Winter Solstice and to pray for another year of good fortune, and then the Catholics came. I'm pretty sure that's not entirely correct, but close?
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quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And people fucked under the mistletoe instead of kissing.
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:iconapricots-from-nara:
Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm never going under mistletoe again.
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quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I remember correctly, it's believed that the white stuff it secretes is semen of some god.
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:iconwinterrosedragon:
Winterrosedragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty much yeah
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sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I have the complete classic Red Dwarf series coming in the mail in just a few short hours. Christmas fuckin' ROCKS! Especially when it comes a little early! Anyone who says money doesn't buy happiness has obviously never seen Red Dwarf.

So Merry Smegmas! One and All!

:iconsmegheadplz:
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:iconhumanknotgirl:
humanknotgirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Maslow would like to have a word with you.
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:iconsbkmulletman:
sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Fuck Maslow, it's The Inquisitor you have to watch out for!

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Man, I'm impressed at how I was able to bring up such a remarkably relevant clip from the show!
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