Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year... YEAH RIGHT!!!

Let me start by saying I do love Christmas. Allow me to add, I hate it too. I love the reason for Christmas, celebrating the birth of Christ. I used to love the family get together - to an extent. But then, the family get together is also why I hate it.

Christmas comes down hard on the single person unless they are not interested in being anything but single. Commercials, at this time of year, are all geared towards family and couples and can be especially depressing when you are alone. I get tired of hearing "Every kiss begins with Kay..." Kiss my A@#. Oh, and I really don't care that he went to Jarod's.

Getting together with the family used to be the one boon at Christmas, until my parents started going down to Miami to spend Christmas with my middle brother and his family. I understand why they do. But it tends to leave me to having lunch with my oldest brother and his family, when they remember to tell me when it will be. That sounded bad... I love my brothers but you may have noticed a little theme here - My brothers and their families. UGH, me single them married. Which is why I also hate the family get together.

And so another Christmas is upon us, with it's commercials written to rip the heart out of the single people of the world, family get togethers - maybe but, on the bright side, we have all the lights and television specials. But most of all we have the birth of Jesus.

So I love it and I hate it all at the same time... just get me through another one please!


  1. Wow, that is the first time I have ever heard a guy express the same feelings about being single at Christmas. I hear it alot from my daughter and friends at this time of year. It can be such a lonely time of year.

    I hope your Christmas works out nice with your brother.

  2. Start your own single guy Christmas Traditions!! Have a party for all your single friends!

    I know it can't be easy for you but you have more than you realise. I know it sounds cheesy to 'count your blessings', be glad you have your health, etc. but its true! Take prezzies to an orphanage on Christmas Day and you'll see lonely. You still have family...

    Go travel to country that don't celebrate christmas and enjoy the local cultures. Go on a Christmas Cruise Ship.

    Lecture over.

  3. Another year, another Christmas..take away the shopping and the traffic and commercials, we would all be Merry as we could be. Have a great it your way.

  4. yes, it is the same for me too, not too happy about this holidays at all either

  5. This holiday is usually a time of reflection on how our lives are going. It's never the way it was when we were young. It raises our emotional pitch.


  6. Sometimes I feel like it's all I can do to get through the holidays while being single. I'm glad there are men out there that feel the same way. One day, we won't be single during the holidays and it will just make us appreciate what we have all the more.

  7. I use to feel the same but now I feel like it's all a big scam. The holidays and all the "have to's" I don't have to be a part of it at all *because* I am single. I don't have to do all the crazy things families are expected to do. I like being single so maybe it's just me.

  8. Merry christmas, you haven't posted in a while!

  9. Aaaww yesssss... the holidays are just another time of the year to remind me that it sucks to not kiss anyone on NYE and to never really look forward to opening that one special present from that one special someone. I hate you Lexus and your big red bows on your fancy cars... ugh.