I don't like Christmas anymore :(

I don't like Christmas as much as I did when I was a kid. Now it just makes me feel lonely (because my friends are miles and miles away from me), and because I'm turning into a hermit or something (no work yet, no friends, just at home, ZERO SOCIAL LIFE). *sigh* just ranting. Happy

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20 replies since 21st December 2010 • Last reply 21st December 2010


You're not alone. Ranting, it's a good thing.

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I can sort of sympathise. I think it's different now we're adults, there's not magic to Christmas. I can definitely sympathise with the hermit bit and no job stuff, because it's like same old same old... just try to do things that makes you happy.

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Well... could be worse. Couple of years ago I had two friends die on Xmas Eve, seperately. I was already over the "magic" part and never into the religious part, but after that all that Xmas gives me is candy canes... At least those never lose their awesomness. *sigh*

What I really wanted to say with this is that, unless you have a really good reason, you really don't have a reason to let "magic" slip away from you. Pick up the phone, make some calls, head to a cafe and make some friends and go eat candy canes! Please!

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awww big hug, all I do is work, work , work. I feel you

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Christmas sucks for me as well, I don't have a job yet so I'm broke. All the presents I got are not as big and as nice as I would like them to be. When I had a job I used to give bigger presents away but now I can't afford to... I know it's not about that but it felt good to give my parents and my friends a lot (they are not complaining or anything, my mom even said not to give her anything, but it made me feel good.) This year all of the gifts I bought come up to less money than 1 I would buy any other year! Also, I'm not in post secondary school anymore and my friends are all off in university for other things now and it seems like their lives are developing and mine is static.

So now that my pity-party is done the whole point of me posting is to say to try to get the magic back in it! I find that getting excited about chirstmas (even if you have to force it at first) really does make you excited after a while AND smiles are contagious so the more you smile the more people around you will smile!

Happy

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It would be lovely to get some magic in Christmas this year. I think it'll be a sad one for me as it's the first christmas without my granddad but I'm determined to celebrate him and the spirit of the holiday Happy anyone have any good ideas?

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if it makes you feel any better, I stopped liking Christmas when I was 13-14 years old. Just realized my family was way too big and it was way too much hassel to go through.

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The magic is in you!, not a silly made up, over priced holiday, that has seriously lost the real meaning, its not the tree, presents or money.
change the rules, nobody said you have to do it any specific way! i hate this time of year so much that we are celebrating Christmas now on June 25th.
this will make it so much easier on our whole family, no traveling over mt, passes, no visiting 6 houses in 1 day...plus just think of all the after Christmas sales stuff..LOL!
We also decided that if it creates any unecessary stress, then its not supposed to be, you should be excited for the day not dreading it. happy holidays to you all, hope you find your magic. Happy

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i love christmas!
but i have being alone
what a horrible combination

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i love christmas!
but i have being alone
what a horrible combination

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Oddbreed: I get what you're saying. I don't really dread it, I just don't feel it. If it makes me stressed it's sooo not worth it. This year has been decided that most of us aren't getting prezzies since we cant afford it, which has killed 90% of the stress I think.

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I make all my gifts, a handmade xmas is a nice xmas

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I am usually pretty bummed this time of year but having a handmade Christmas (and the ideas from this site!) saved me this year. I had so much fun making projects for people and it was pretty cheap to do all of it. Now I just have to get through the actual holiday itself :-P

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I used to love Christmas as a kid but as an adult I don't as much. Since I moved out every Christmas before I married my husband has been horrible and even traumatizing. I spent one Christmas alone and pregnant in another state without family(my son's bio dad dumped me a few days before Christmas/my birthday!) This Christmas might have been the worst yet because we're financially screwed. Luckily I've sold some stuff on etsy that made it possible to even have a Christmas for the kids.

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