Christmas, Xmas, jul, holidays, kerst, weinachten, Joulu, natale, noël, or whatever you call it is right upon us by now. But what the heck is all the fuzz about this shitstorm of toys, santas, candy, expectations, giving gifts, “happy people” and annoying shopping music?

Usually I avoid going shopping or so, just because of all the people, the noise and shitty music played in the stores. Now I get queasy just thinking about standing an hour in a sauna to get the correct stuff, then paying for it, topped of by crappy noisy Christmas music.

We are expected to give gifts to one another, and if you give only a few people gifts, the rest will feel forgotten and sad because they too wanted a gift from you if your other friends got one. Simply this is a dilemma easy to fix, don’t by gifts! At least that’s what I do! Gifts for family is OK though! But why empty your wallet on stuff people usually don’t need?!!

Stores sell us Christmas, but at which price? Well, they earn truckloads of money, and start selling candy and presents as early as after Halloween, which is a chapter for itself! dumb as we are, we buy lots of stuff, and many even use credit cards which they can’t pay back afterwards. Our community and expectations from those around us actually drives a few down the path to bankruptcy… Is this what you want to happen to people in Christmas times?

Happiness… Why are we supposed to be more happy in the holidays? Shouldn’t we be trying to cheer people up all the year, instead of the one “happy” month. I really don’t see why we are supposed to be more happy this time of the year.

People speak of getting the “Christmas feeling!” This is something I can barely remember having as a child. Now, the closest I think I get to this is Christmas food and old classic cartoons, presents are something I’ve never really enjoyed, due to everyone getting a lot of presents, preferably expensive presents, and me getting almost none in comparison. Christmas has been so industrialized it sickens me.

Although I’m such a negative party pooper, I look forward to the few days I’ve got ahead of me with my family. And kinda hope you all get a nice Christmas!

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