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 I’m a day late but here’s my own advent calendar. And thanks to MoonlightDancer @Kats_my_Name_ who posted this picture on her Twitter yesterday when she started a Bah Humbug Gang 🙂
She also hosts Word for Wednesday over at Kittykat-bitsandbobs
25 reasons why I hate Christmas:
- It seems to start earlier every year.
- Ridiculously commercial.
- Too much stress for just one day.
- When the decorations go up around town I feel as if I’m living inside a pinball machine.
- Too many people spend money they don’t have to give presents to people they don’t even like.
- Too many people spend money they don’t have to give people things they neither want nor need.
- School nativity plays.
- So called Christians celebrating without sparing one thought for…
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