A Brief Reminder That Christmas Is Indeed Still Coming

Christmas is one of those holidays that singles out the lonely and dejected. There’s a lot of pressure there and, without a little help, you’re bound to get crushed beneath it. It’s all a complicated mix of modern day tradition, religious symbolism and ancient habits. When you’re a child, the lead up to Christmas seems to last forever and you have all of this time to enjoy the holiday when it finally comes. But, as adulthood approaches, you’ll find things creeping up on you in unsavory ways. You never feel quite as ready for it as you did when you were a kid. Just take solace in the fact that everyone else feels as pressured as you do and try to enjoy yourself as much as possible. At this point, Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. It exists under the guise of togetherness and family but we all know better. Don’t worry though, we’ll make it through this together. Just like we do every year.


*The woman pictured was found on a box of holiday themed crayons that I ate.

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11 Responses to A Brief Reminder That Christmas Is Indeed Still Coming

  1. Scritch says:

    its true. my partner is feeling the blues from the pressure. even though we’ve already sort of celebrated with various groups ahead of the event. i’ve already had 2 Xmases and 2 secret santas. Now we dont know what to do for actual Xmas. I’m all Christmassed out.

  2. gingerjudgesyou says:

    Christmas is no kind of holiday that’s for sure!

  3. We are not observant of Christmas, so usually we are on the outside looking in but I notice people can get a little touchy at this time of year – probably because the cash is really flowing outward and time is catching up to them. I hear this huge sigh of relief once the holidays are over as if to say “Let’s get on with this new year.”

  4. prenin says:

    I agree.

    This year I have only bought a present for Pat as I’m living on a narrow margin as it is!

    The kids will get loads of stuff – their parents are hard working and successful – so they won’t lose out, but I still feel a bit of a Scrooge…

    Merry Christmas! :)


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  6. UndercoverL says:

    I am a curmudgeon. I hate Christmas now that I am an adult. And I hate myself for loving it so much when I was a kid. I feel guilty about Christmas. I am probably a sh*tty parent.

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  8. I love giving gifts, but I am not a fan of Christmas. It seemed to be especially soulless and hurried this year. Ah, well. Almost over, then I can get back to drawing.

  9. Thank you for a kind message. It’s true.

  10. seaofcarnage says:

    I go to the movies and out for Chinese food. We have done this for about 5 years. I just cannot afford all the hub-bub and the stress gets to me easily. I decided one night as a family and friends doing something with no stress was a way better way to spend a paid day off. It makes the holidays so much better, no shopping, no stress, no debt. :) I always invite anyone that is alone for the holiday to go with us. The more the merrier.

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