November 23, 2011

Confessions of a Holiday Hater

Oh em gee dudes...

Josh and I are actually hosting our own Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow (yes, that means I'm actually going to cook)!

We're going to do it our own way and just keep it simple and really chill... feast all day, get drunk on wine, and watch some 49ers play football... I'm actually really excited.

The only thing that dims my delight is the fact that Christmas will be here a month from Friday.

I hate to admit it, but I'm kind of a scrooge. I really hate that the holidays get here so quick and that I have to start thinking about all the cutesy festive bullsh*t.

You know what I do to be festive?

Besides put up my Christmas tree a week before... close to nothing.

Actually this year might be different. I still have the two pumpkins from Halloween that we never carved sitting on my frozen porch. I was thinking I should add little Santa hats on them, what do you think?

Don't get me wrong... I love being around family, giving gifts, and the all around holiday spirit, but I cannot stand the crowded stores, the traffic, the commercialism, and the pressure.

I'm already feeling the stress nagging me with all these holiday blog posts spreading around... ugh.

Just give me until December 1st and I'll at least start thinking about it.

For now, lets just freaking stuff ourselves with as much food as possible and be thankful.

Sound good?


  1. i should just cut and paste this to my blog.

    well said.


  2. I wholeheartedly agree with ya. The commercialism and pressure really sucks. I've had a tough time getting into the holiday feel this year, but I think I'm getting there!

  3. Haha, I love this post, even though I fully and truly love Christmas and (since I'm in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving) have already started getting ready for it.
    Ugh. I freakin' hate going anywhere near the following stores within a month of Christmas: Target, the mall (that's all-inclusive), and Wal-mart. Yes, I become the weird Hermit girl around Christmas because I hate going out to totally crowded places and being surrounded by grumpy people.
    Sorry about the novel, btw.

  4. I don't think you're a Scrooge at all! I think you're sane. :)

    In fact, I agree. I might put my Halloween-themed banner back up for the entire month of December, and I'm not even kidding.

  5. I definitely agree with you! Unfortunately society doesn't let us celebrate one holiday at a time, and they rush them upon us which makes us feel more and more stressed! Or, my opinion anyway :).

  6. This is so funny :) I am all for one holiday at a time. I went to the thrift store and it was even crowded THERE. Yay for online shopping :)

  7. Although I love the holiday season, I commend you for being honest :) Just came across your blog from FTLOB and love it, newest follower :)

  8. YES!!!!! I was starting to feel like the only scrooge on the planet. I honestly don't like Christmas either. The crowds. The stress. The pressure. The dwindling bank account. It's all ridiculous. I usually have grande plans to get festive - but when push comes to shove I never get around to it. At least it will all be over in a little over a month. For now be thankful for your big meal and stuff your face - that's what I would do.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! Looks like we are pretty much doing the same thing this weekend. It's a big football weekend here in Canada as we have the Grey Cup being played. So I'll be watching the game and eating turkey! Your site is great and I look forward to reading more.

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  11. Haha I should have dropped in here first yelled ME TOO!
    One of the biggest reasons I hardly ever wish people on holidays if I'm not too particularly thrilled about its intent and purpose.We have his huge festival in Easter India-that's like Christmas for five days(bad analogy when it comes to it's orgin and the like-but yea)and the city just goes BERSERK.Th crowd,my god!You are so right on about the commercialism and the pressure!


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