Saturday, December 16, 2006

My Christmas Hell

I am risking another post as blogger seems to be behaving again. I was starting to think about giving up the ghost with the bloody thing to be honest, but your brave efforts to comment despite any challenge put to you has spurred me on.
A few observations:
  • bloggers are much better qualified than your average man in the street.
  • No matter how self-obsessed I am I'm not as bad as this.
  • TV hits all time low.*
  • Is it wrong to be fed up with Christmas when it hasn't even started yet? I hate being the family Scrooge, but it's hard not to be grumpy when you have to organise the whole bloody thing. 'But just think of their little faces', yeah, sugared up to the eyeballs and behaving like primadonnas with PMT because they've been up since 5 in the morning.

*Yes, your opportunity to vote which endangered species should die first.

19 comments:

herschelian said...

" but it's hard not to be grumpy when you have to organise the whole bloody thing."
Don't get me started about Christmas, when did I slide from loving it to dreading it, to feeling exhausted and numb about it all? I just want more sleep and to have time alone to read, drink g&ts and lots of wine; to hell with the cards, tinsel, wreaths, trees, queues at post offices (those not closed by the f**king government), stressing about whether I've bought everything that needs to be bought....its turned into a nightmare obstacle course. Bah! Humbug!

Valerie said...

Being an atheist Jew definitely helps, in my experience. But it doesn't eliminate the grouching over trips to the post office, whether or not to send 150,000 cards this year or just 100,000, etc.

violetforthemoment said...

I have been attempting to shop for presents in Wood Green today and would like to announce that I not only hate Christmas but the whole of humanity.

rockmother said...

It's soooooooooo boring already. And why isn't there any snow? And why are there lots of silly people trundling around in Father Christmas hats? And why after saying all the presents are going to be small this year did I forget that I bought some on a whim last week and have now doubled up thus spending more money than I could probably really afford? And why can't I stop eating a mince pie with a glass of wine of an evening? Fast forward please >>>>

Tim Footman said...

Christmas is acceptable behaviour if you are:

a) a Christian, or;

b) below the age of eight.

Otherwise it is like wearing comedy underpants. No. Just, no.

Dave said...

I am professionally obliged not to comment.

Spinsterella said...

Hello

Spinsterella said...

OMG - I actually managed to post a comment after many many attempts in the past few days.

Whew!

Anyhow - I find I loathe and despise Xmas from when it starts some time in mid September roght up until about now.

ACTUAL Christmas I don't mind so much.

realdoc said...

The worst thing about Christmas is people saying, 'cheer up, it's Christmas', aaaarrrrgggghhhh. Yes that means 3 weeks of indentured slavery for me just so people can moan that the sprouts are soggy and their socks don't fit.

ziggi said...

being a pagan, very nearly, I've cancelled it until I have a bathroom

llewtrah said...

Being non-Christian, I am top of the list for Christmas Day overtime :)

Tedward's Missing Ear said...

I feel your pain!

Timorous Beastie said...

Personally, I like Christmas, but then I live in a non-Christian country and don't have kids.

violetforthemoment said...

OK, there are some good things about the whole charade - I've just come back from a friend's xmas soiree where I was obliged to eat tons of baked ham and drink mulled wine. Yum.

My nan's birthday was on christmas day and she died a few weeks before xmas about 3 years ago now, so I am forevermore obliged to go home and be seriously miserable with my family. I wouldn't mind the season if I could just hole up somewhere out of the way, Withnail & I style only with snow.

Mangonel said...

... and hideously overpopulated by ones in-laws (or equivalent)!

Murph said...

Cheer up! It's nearly Christmas!

realdoc said...

Yes, I feel mulled wine is the answer. I wonder what Mr. RD will feel about his prized claret parboiled with sugar and spices?

Marsha Klein said...

Mulled wine is the answer to most things at this time of year, I find.

Dave said...

Don't you go drinking too much over Christmas. I suspect we will be relying on your bowling fingers come Boxing Day.