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The Absolute Worst Things About the Holiday Season

Updated November 22, 2018 9.8k votes 1.1k voters 16.9k views43 items

List RulesThese 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.
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    Not Getting Days Off of Work

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    Lines for Everything

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    Awkward Conversations with Relatives You Never See

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    Holiday Music on Repeat

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    Going Broke Buying Gifts

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    People Who Think There's a War on Christmas

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    Taking Down the Christmas Tree

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    Bad Road Conditions

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    Gaining Weight

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    Untangling Christmas Lights

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    It's Cold Out

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    Not Enough Days of of School/work

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    So Many People Traveling

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    Your Friends All Live in Different Cities

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    Idiots on New Years Eve

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    Only Holiday Movies on TV

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    It Snows Everyday of the Week That Isn't Christmas

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    Salvation Army Bell Ringers

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    Getting Random Braggy Christmas Cards

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    Oblivious Christians Co-opting Pagan Traditions

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    Egg Nog Is Disgusting

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    Running in to People from Your High School

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    Stores Being Out of Your Favorite Foods/items

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    Last-minute Shopping