The 15 Most Overrated Holiday Traditions To Consider Skipping This Year

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Holiday lovers and humbugs: vote up the traditions that should be left in the past.

Sometimes traditions should be carried on through generations. Other times, they should be left in the past. These Redditors have shared the most overrated holiday traditions to consider skipping out on this year. Read their suggestions and decide what not to do this holiday season.


  • 1
    28 VOTES

    Holiday Travel

    From Redditor u/wox1510:

    Travel.

    If you're working at a gas station on Christmas Day, you are my superhero.

  • 2
    19 VOTES

    Uncomfortable Family Conversations

    From Redditor u/fresherunderpressure::

    Politics at the dinner table.

  • 3
    26 VOTES

    Taking Everything Down RIGHT After Christmas

    From a former Redditor:

    It kind of makes me sad by how abruptly everything is over with. My mom goes all out with decorations for Christmas, and growing up it made the house feel so warm and full of excitement. Then, we'd take it all down right after New Year's and the house would feel so empty and cold when it was brought back to normal.

  • 4
    34 VOTES

    Mistletoe

    From Redditor u/taylormeme:

    Mistletoe.

    Man, that is hell for anyone who isn’t extroverted.

  • 5
    33 VOTES

    Visiting Estranged Family Members

    From Redditor u/brucemaguse:

    Having to go see family even if you never see them any other time.

  • 6
    30 VOTES

    The Pressures Of Gift-Giving

    From Redditor u/Cheese-n-Opinion:

    Pressure to get gifts right (and therefore spend) is the only bit I really don't like. I usually have a fantastic idea for one person in a particular group, and then struggle to match it with everyone else in that group. I get properly self-conscious too worrying if the gifts are any good.