It’s the 23rd of December and for the past few weeks everywhere I’ve gone I’ve been bombarded with holiday cheer. My mailbox is stuffed with pretty holiday cards and all of my email inboxes have been flooded by people who want me to have a happy holiday.
I say Bah Humbug.
I’ve always been anti-holiday. Not just the Christmukkah variety. New Year’s, V-day, my birthday, pretty much anything where a celebration, spending money and extra enthusiasm is required.
And of course these things are harder when I’m completely single. Last year I was dating someone this time of year, but it didn’t make it any easier. Instead there was a little crisis because he bought me a gift and I didn’t buy him one and then we were vague about New Year’s and… Dating someone during the holidays can be as stressful as being completely stressful.
So can being in a relationship. For me, at least.
I think there are just some holiday loving people and some of us who can’t/don’t get it. Who’d rather it just be another day.
So no poll from me today. No suggestions about “surviving the holidays” as a single person (I so don’t get that in theory). Just me being crabby. I don’t know if anyone can relate and I don’t want to pop anyone’s happy holiday bubble. But just in case there’s someone else out there thinking, enough already with the holiday stuff…
ps Randomly, one of my all time fave movies is It’s a Wonderful Life. But I don’t really get how that’s a Christmas movie. Well I do, but I don’t. And some of my fondest memories of childhood are of walking up 5th Avenue (in the weeks before Christmas) with my parents to see the store windows. But I associate that with my love of New York, not Christmas.No tags for this post.