Things that I don't like about the holidays
- Ba Humbug types
- The commercials. Hint: You wouldn't need the milk of magnesia if you controlled your eating. Oh, and I hope that you weren't expecting a new car for Christmas either. The Lexus one is is particularly annoying. And the Zales and Jared jewelery ones. Ah well, I guess that's why we have a DVR.
- Holiday Creep - Can you please please wait until December to send me cards! Can you please wait until at least Halloween before sending me catalogs? Please.
- New Year's Eve - I think that New Year's Eve is a fake holiday. I've never been much into the drinking thing and the idea of a bunch of drunks celebrating midnight by watching something drop from the sky and then getting in their cars to drive home turns me off. Is it just me or is the entire purpose of the holiday to get drunk and then wear funny hats? At this point we've already given thanks and celebrated friend and family. I've tried to go out for dinner that night but that doesn't work well either. For the past several years, we've had Carolina Hurricanes tickets and that kind of works for me. New Year's Eve just seems to be a big disappointment. Maybe it's holiday letdown already.
- Commercialism. I do think that they holidays are getting more and more commercial and becoming less and less about friends and family and traditions. People are buying holiday treats instead of baking them and so on. I know that this is not a new phenomena. Heck it's lamented in A Charlie Brown Christmas which was made before I was born.