Word For Wednesday (W4W) #43My Advent Calendar


This week I am using another contributor to W4W as my launch pad. The lovely Cherrytartblog , (a sister Irish sex blogger… yay!), used Christmas as her word this week and wrote a delightfully grinch-style post about it. I found many of my own personal feelings about Christmas reflected in her writing.

I am not a fan of Xmas at the best of times, but this year I have a heavy dose of the ‘bah-humbugs’.

At best, I view it as an inconvenience I could really do without. At worst it is a vacuous, commercial and crass celebration of all things materialistic.

I do not believe in any religion and it feels disingenuous to celebrate a day that I believe simply does not need to exist.

I wish I could tell my family, as a non Christian, I choose to simply not recognise or celebrate Xmas at all. I do not think that would go down well.

For many people Xmas is a hellish time of year. People with depression, illness, grief, trouble at home, whatever, feel tremendous pressure join in and enjoy what, for them, is a time to be reminded of how alone they feel.

I wish we all were not subjected to this social pressure and that those of us that do not want to participate be allowed to treat the day as what it really is… just another day.

After all… other religions don’t ram their feast days down the throats of the rest of us and they haven’t allowed them to be corrupted into a massive commerical farce.

For those of you that celebrate I wish you only the best and that you enjoy the festivities.

For all the rest of you that do not..I wish you only the best too!



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Word for Wednesday #14


I apologise in advance for the nature of this post but I really, really fucking hate Christmas. And I know Iโ€™m a day late but hereโ€™s my own advent calendar. And thanks to MoonlightDancer @Kats_my_Name_ย who posted this picture on her Twitter yesterday when she started a Bah Humbug Gang ๐Ÿ™‚

She also hosts Word for Wednesday over atย Kittykat-bitsandbobs

Bah Humbug25 reasons why I hate Christmas:

  1. It seems to start earlier every year.
  2. Ridiculously commercial.
  3. Too much stress for just one day.
  4. When the decorations go up around town I feel as if Iโ€™m living inside a pinball machine.
  5. Too many people spend money they donโ€™t have to give presents to people they donโ€™t even like.
  6. Too many people spend money they donโ€™t have to give people things they neither want nor need.
  7. School nativity plays.
  8. So called Christians celebrating without sparing one thought forโ€ฆ

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17 thoughts on “Word For Wednesday (W4W) #43My Advent Calendar

  1. My family don’t even celebrate it for religious reasons. We do it because we’ve always done it and because it’s what everyone else does. And every year I feel less and less like celebrating it.

  2. A great list – really smiled at it all.
    I’m a total hypocrite as I’m not the slightest bit religious but like having Christmas with my boys. Though I do hate the crazy shops, the obscene money people spend, the fact family insist on buying me presents when I really don’t want or need anything … It is crazy. And getting into debt over it is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of.
    I think my problem is I want there to be real magic in the world (Harry Potter / fairy / dragon type magic, not transubstantiation!) but the logical part of me can’t find evidence for it, so I always half hope Father Christmas will actually turn up on my doorstep one Christmas Eve.
    And yes, I’m a certifiable loon ๐Ÿ™‚
    My W4W is a joy for others – Mudita

  3. You know what, sis, you and I should skype on the 25th. We’ll send the menfolk out for nog and dish about them while they’re out ๐Ÿ˜‰ But seriously. we should. ๐Ÿ™‚

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