Hiding during these christianized holidays... the commercialization and jesus pushing of these days make me very uncomfortable so I crawl under a rock until the second week of january. Does anyone else do this or am I really that strange?
I totally relate ! and I know of others that feel the same. I find this time of year to be a real challenge for remaining upbeat and fully functional. My default setting becomes wanting to completely retreat ! At times I'm successful at resisting that - at times I'm not ...
Snowbirds are here in full force, clogging the roads, and they mix with the year-round gang, to crowd all the stores, public events, and public places. Ugh Pushing god-shit everywhere .
You are so NOT strange !
I do the same. Buying gifts you can barely afford for ungrateful people in the name of a virgin birth two millenia ago is strange. Killing a tree to put in your house for five weeks and watching Ralphie for the 27th time is strange. But I do like egg nothing and watching people with regret on their face walking home New Years’ morning so this time of year isn’t all bad. I don’t care for Valentine’s Day either so I’ll be under that rock til St. Patrick pours me a cold one.
My wife is a Christmas-aholic. She's not a believer, but we have to put up lights and holly and other little tchotchkes; she even has a complete set of Christmas dishes she has me haul up from the basement just for this season.
I'm glad she gets a kick out of it, but I don't get any warm fuzzies from it, so for me it's just extra work. I'd be just as glad if it went away.
I find that there’s not much talk about Jesus around here at Christmas....it’s all about excessive consumerism, excessive eating, naff and garishly decorated homes which are a danger to motorists who are dazzled by flashing lights everywhere. Even the Christmas songs have little or nothing to do with religion...Frosty, Rudolph...White Christmas and all the schmaltzy Christmas pop songs. The odd carol too, but that’s okay....it is a holiday we all participate in, even those of us who don’t believe...but there’s room for that too for those that it has some meaning for,
No. I enjoy it all. It's not worth the energy it takes to be bothered by any of it. It's their problem, not mine. I save my upsets for the more important stuff, like Creationism in our schools and Evolution is wrong. For politicians trying to put the Sky Guy into politics and those who would celebrate the destruction of Roe vs Wade. When the Nazis march and the KKK struts. When my mail is late and the pizza is cold. To many important things going on to worry about petty shit like commercial conditions of the holidays, or the holidays.