Christmas isn’t perfect.
Hey everyone, Steven here from The Trend Guys…
There are a lot of things about Christmas that a lot of people don’t like. Scroll down below to check out 12 Christmas problems.
1. Shopping can suck.
Shopping is one of the worst things about Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving, you can pretty much kiss any hope of an enjoyable shopping experience goodbye. Malls and stores are going to be crowded. Also, you have to worry about what you’re going to get everyone, order certain things, etc…
2. It can be stressful.
Christmas can be very stressful. As stated above, shopping can stress you out, because you’re fighting the crowd. Also, you have to worry about what to get people, the money you’re spending, etc… If you decorate, you’ll probably have to untangle Christmas lights and nothing on this world is more frustrating than that.
Also, chances are, you’re participating in some sort of Christmas dinner. Heck, you may even be hosting Christmas dinner at your place. There’s nothing like getting up at 4 a.m. to start cooking for everyone and then having to clean your entire house after everyone has left.
Kids probably spilled something on your couch and someone that had a little bit too much of the eggnog probably peed all over your bathroom floor. It’s amazing the things you’ll discover after a Christmas dinner.
On the plus side, if you’re the host, you’ll probably have plenty of leftovers you can dig into.
3. It can be sad.
This may come as a bit of a shock, as Christmas is known as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for a lot of people it’s the most depressing time of the year. While some people are grateful for what they do have, a lot of other people are thinking about what they don’t have.
Usually, this is people that don’t has lost a loved one, doesn’t have a significant other, lives away from their family, etc… A lot of people have a lot of reasons to be depressed on Christmas.
4. Christmas trees can be messy.
Some people won’t even consider getting a fake Christmas tree. They want the real thing. This is usually because of some sort of family tradition that started when they were a kid or simply because a real tree just smells so darn good.
Either way, if you go with a real Christmas tree, you are going to have to pay the price. First of all, you have to make sure it stays watered, which can be messy, especially if you have a thirsty pet. Also, pine needles get all over the place.
5. You could go in debt.
Credit card companies LOVE Christmas, because that’s when people spend the most money and typically they spend money that they don’t have. In other words, people bust out credit cards and end up going in debt in order to purchase Christmas gifts.
Always remember that credit card bills are the gift that keeps on giving, because they will come all year long if you allow them to. So, be mindful of how much money you’re spending on your credit cards and remember that you will save a lot of money if you just pay for gifts with cash.
6. Traffic sucks.
Traffic really starts to suck after Thanksgiving day. Heck, it starts to suck even on Thanksgiving day, because a lot of companies now offer early Black Friday deals that start on Thursday.
It doesn’t matter what you’re doing out for, traffic really sucks around Christmas time, because people are out there shopping for Christmas gifts up to the very last minute.
7. You may have to cook.
Remember above when I mentioned Christmas dinner? Chances are, unless you want to spend Christmas like the family from “A Christmas Story,” you’re going to have to do some cooking. You don’t want to be the only one that doesn’t contribute to the Christmas dinner.
8. You may have to be around people you don’t like at Christmas dinner.
You know that one uncle you have that doesn’t mind farting and burping at the table? He’s been invited to the family dinner. The aunt you have that talks crap about anyone and everyone as soon as they leave the room? Yeah, she’ll be there too.
Chances are, you have some people in your family you’d rather not be around and they’re going to be at the dinner.
9. Decorations can be a royal pain.
Do you remember the epic scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when Clark Grizwald goes absolutely nuts, because his Christmas lights aren’t working, so he starts breaking some of his decorations? That scene exists, because putting up Christmas decorations can be really frustrating.
10. Office parties.
The dreaded office party. You’re going to be invited to it and you’re going to hate every single minute of it. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to sneak out without anyone noticing, but you will be surrounded by brown nosers, so it’s a risky move, as they won’t hesitate to call you out and make sure everyone knows you are leaving or left early.
11. You’ll probably gain weight.
One of the awesome things about Christmas time is the fact that you have an excuse to take a break from working out every day and you get to eat whatever you want. This break is going to mess with your metabolism. You will gain weight and your overall health will decline until you get back on track.
Look on the bright side, at least you’ll have another New Year’s resolution to add to the list when you need to lose those 10lbs you picked up over the course of a week.
12. Christmas starts way too early.
I absolutely love Halloween and it REALLY sucks when on like October 26th I’m seeing the Halloween decorations being pushed aside to make room for Christmas decorations. Why are Christmas decorations being put out in the month of October? Thanksgiving practically doesn’t even exist in the store anymore.
Did I miss anything?
Are there any other problems with Christmas that I didn’t list? If so, leave a comment and let me know!
P.S. I made this list just for the fun of it. I’m giving out reasons as to why someone may have a problem with Christmas. I’m personally enjoying the heck out of Christmas right now and I hope you are, too!