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The Absolute Worst Things About the Holiday Season 

Whitney S Moore
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Updated November 22, 2018 13.2k votes 1k voters 16.3k views 43 items

List Rules These are things that are related to the holiday season in general - including gift-giving, shopping, traveling, and going home to visit family. Vote up the things that ruin your life.

Those who don't like the holiday season are usually dismissed immediately as being total Grinches, but did you know that there are actually a lot of things about Christmas that really suck? Sure, the halls are decked with boughs of holly, but what if you're allergic to holly and end up spending your time sneezing (not kissing) under the mistletoe? What if the whole concept of Santa seeing you when you're sleeping and knowing when you're awake creeps you the hell out? And while no one is arguing that getting presents isn't the greatest thing ever, there are some things about the holidays that we could all do without.
 
What are the worst parts of holidays? How about dealing with your racist grandparents or gaining major pounds from gross eggnog? Or having to listen to holiday music every second of every day? If you're feeling like a little bit of a humbug this holiday season, take a look at this list and know you're not alone. There are plenty of reasons why Christmas sucks. If you have a burning complaint that you don't see on the list, be sure to add to it so we can all rejoice in the anti-Christmas spirit together! Vote for the thing you hate the most, so we can all appreciate that we don't have to deal with this crap after January 1st.
list ordered by
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Going Broke Buying Gifts
2
Not Getting Days Off of Work
3
Lines for Everything
4
Holiday Music on Repeat
5
Awkward Conversations with Relatives You Never See
6
People Who Think There's a War on Christmas
7
Taking Down the Christmas Tree
8
Gaining Weight
9
Working in Retail
10
Untangling Christmas Lights
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sebastian-michaelis added Bad Road Conditions
12
It's Cold Out
13
sebastian-michaelis added Not Enough Days of of School/work
14
So Many People Traveling
15
Inger Lund Carter added Idiots on New Years Eve
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Salvation Army Bell Ringers
17
Your Friends All Live in Different Cities
18
Only Holiday Movies on TV
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sebastian-michaelis added It Snows Everyday of the Week That Isn't Christmas
20
RobLein added Last-minute Shopping
21
madamsundin added Stores Being Out of Your Favorite Foods/items
22
Egg Nog Is Disgusting
23
Getting Random Braggy Christmas Cards
24
Johnny Kook added Oblivious Christians Co-opting Pagan Traditions
25
You Never Get What You Want