It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Crap.

The holidays are right around the corner (6 days!) and I’m in full “bah humbug” mode. 

Yeah- I’m not a huge fan of Christmas. This should not come as a surprise to any of you. It’s because of the forced commercialism. 

If Christmas were more about family time and food and football and fun, I could get behind it. But it’s the whole “figure out what people want but don’t really need and then spend lots of money on them” thing that bums me out. 

Everyone I know has everything they need already, so they’re basically impossible to buy for. So unless they give me VERY specific ideas, I’m stumped.

And to add to the pressure, I am quite difficult to buy for as well. I don’t need anything. I don’t really want anything. And if people guess at what to get me– most likely they will fail. And either I have to pretend to like the gift or be honest and hurt their feelings. 

Right now I’m just trying to get through the 25th with the hope that I manage to make everyone happy.

And dear god- please let mom NOT try to. It me clothes this year.  

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7 Responses to It’s beginning to look a lot like…

  1. Ollie says:

    My family stopped the whole gift exchange years ago and it has made the holidays much less stressful. The hubby and I take holidays in lieu of gifts and with friends we may exchange a bottle of wine or two but that is about it….

  2. Mark in DE says:

    Since, from your description, everyone with whom you exchange gifts already has everything they want/need, why don’t you suggest that next year there is NO gift giving? Instead, everyone donates the money they would have spent on gifts to the charity of their choice. Then the holiday really WILL be about family, food, football and fun.

  3. Another idea — one friend set the rule of “only consumables”…which I think is a good idea, so friends are getting things like Campari, Vermouth, wine, lotion — stuff they can actually use!

  4. Rob says:

    My partner and I feel much the same about the holidays plus we’re burdened with recent deaths of close ones at this time of year. We handled the gift-giving issue by making charitable donations in the recipient’s name. For the youngsters, we give gift cards from their local mega-mall and let them go shopping after Christmas. And to handle the blues that wash over us both at this time of year, we go to a peaceful Christmas eve service at the local Unitarian Church then jump on the plane the next morning for a gay couple of weeks in PV.

  5. Jim says:

    Nothing on the planet worse than mom buying clothes!!!

  6. the only gifts I buy are for spouse and cats. makes my life much more simple. no family drama llamas here.

  7. truthspew says:

    In my case we’ll see family and then friends. Granted they’re some fifty miles apart but we’ll make it.

    As to gifts, only the nieces and nephew get them, and something for someone. It doesn’t have to be clothes, but it has to have a cute factor. So he got a brown Gund teddy bear.

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