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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?

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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 !
evergreen Level 8 Nov 21, 2018
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I’m not going to be the generation that took Christmas away from his kids. I liked Christmas as a kid and my kids like it. None of us suffer from a god delusion, we just like Christmas.

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I stay under the rock as often as I can year around

Rudy1962 Level 9 Nov 21, 2018
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I put saucy, antitheistic statements and statistics on monopoly money and drop it in the salvation army donation kettles. Juvenile, I know, but it lifts my spirits.

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I would if I could.
I am in retail management so I get to see the hypocritical nastiness of stressed, snarling xmas devotees smile003.gif

AmiSue Level 8 Nov 21, 2018
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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.

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It's all about the lights man. smile001.gif

Sticks48 Level 9 Nov 21, 2018
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My mind is in hibernation mode.

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Yeah, I kind of avoid holiday events, and wont' go shopping unless I absolutely have to... I sitll might take advantage of a good sale price for something I've been wanting.

snytiger6 Level 8 Nov 21, 2018
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I wish I could , but I work with public and have to deal with a religious family.

freedom41 Level 7 Nov 21, 2018
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I prefer a cave with a fire.

Candi Level 4 Dec 13, 2018
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I try to ignore the commercialism and religiousness of the holiday and celebrate the Solstice. That was the original celebration anyway, way before Jesus's birthday was attached to it. Besides, I love the lights and decorations.

bleurowz Level 8 Nov 24, 2018
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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.

Elganned Level 8 Nov 22, 2018
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I pretty much ignore it. I do not find it necessary to hide from it.

mordant Level 8 Nov 21, 2018
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I avoid a lot of the commercialization and obligations. I enjoy the decorations, pretty lights, and family time.

Paracosm Level 7 Nov 21, 2018
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Absolutely. And dodging family events I am expected at as well.
Joshua Tree natl monument is a great place to spend this time...warm and remote.

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I soak up the paid time off and do odds and ends or go for a long bike ride.

Holysocks Level 7 Nov 21, 2018
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My aggravation level is a little higher this year when Thanksgiving is applied to the Santa Claus (consumerism) parade.

PhilipK Level 4 Nov 21, 2018
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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,

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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.

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I made a similar post last week.

KKGator Level 9 Nov 21, 2018
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I would, but the kids wouldn't forgive me.

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Nope. That gives them power over our lives. I don't give people power over me. I do me and don't avoid anything.

motrubl4u Level 7 Nov 21, 2018
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