After-Christmas Depression
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After-Christmas Depression

Until next year...

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After-Christmas Depression

It never fails, those of us who spend the last 2-3 months of the year celebrating the greatest holiday of all, must at some point accept that it's over... until next year that is. All of the hype, shopping, decorating, lights and cheerfulness of the holiday season starts to disappear and reality begins to set back in... until next year. No more are the days of hot chocolate by the Christmas trees, looking at Christmas lights, gift shopping, wrapping and decorating presents, and more of the greatest parts of the season... until next year. It's always one of the sadder times of year for myself, and much like the Grinch, I "wallow in self-pity" for awhile. Just how is a person so invested into such a wonderful holiday supposed to forget it after months and months of planning and celebrating. And, much like a child, I'm going to play the "it just isn't fair", card. Here are a few relatable moments we can all draw from during this time of grief.

Cleaning up Christmas candy and gingerbread houses that were never ate.

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Such a depressing time. All of the sweet treats that have gone to waste over the last few months (1) never got to be tasted (2) can't be your dining room table centerpiece anymore.

When people keep telling you to accept that Christmas is over.

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It's always somewhat of a denial thing, but we'll never admit that.

People telling you, "Only 364 more days until Christmas again!"

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And let the countdown begin...

When you still see houses lit up after Christmas is over.

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A little piece of hope still lives!

Returning to class after Christmas break...

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Just a little Christmas-hangover, that's all.

Talking to your friends about your Christmas break.

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The accessories are a given.

These people are your worst enemies.

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Christmas isn't over until I say it's over!

But, we'll always have this year's memories to look back upon.

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