8 reasons why Christmas is the worst holiday.

9 Reasons Why I Don't Like Christmas, And That's Fine With Me

I just really don't like holidays. Sue me. I guess I'm a Grinch.

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The second Halloween is over, Christmas is immediately shoved down my throat. You know what I'm talking about. There's billboards for Christmas sales and the mall already has a Santa Claus by first week of November. If you celebrate the holidays, that's awesome and I'm happy for you. Just don't shove your Christmas cheer on me. I have a few personal reasons why I hate Christmas so much, some that might seem crazy but that's okay with me.

1. Working in retail, it's near impossible not to hate the holidays.

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I've worked retail since I was 17. I had my first experience with Black Friday and holiday sales last year. That changes a person. I've first hand seen just how much the holidays bring out the worst in people. People have zero patience or self control over their anger. People treat others like garbage for their own selfish agendas. It's a trainwreck.

2. Christmas isn't an actual religious holiday.

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Christmas isn't originated in the Bible. It's actually a pagan Roman festival that included Saturnalia in honor of Saturn, the god of agriculture. The only reason why people think it's a religious holiday in a Christian aspect is because Pope Julius I declared it to be Jesus' birthday in 350 AD. Seriously. It has nothing to do about our modern day Jesus.

3. Saturnalia, the original "Christmas", was actually horrifying.

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Saturnalia, which lasted a week, was a horrifying event. It allowed people to disregard their moral compasses and allowed criminals to walk away unpunished. Here's the kicker: Since Saturnalia is a pagan & Celtic belief, they would sacrifice small children and infants as offerings to the gods in order to empower the sun to return with strength because they thought winter was because the sun lost power.

Let's not also forget that slaves would become masters, peasants became the city commanders, and everything closed so anyone could join in on the fun. It was a hedonistic time. Yeah. Remember that when you're belting out "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

4. Christmas is now just a way for companies to make money.

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Christmas is getting shoved in your face earlier and earlier because it's the best time for companies to make money. Why just stick to a couple weeks when they could make it last longer?

5. Forget traveling. The holiday celebrators will crowd it all.

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Let's hear it for excessive amounts of fossil fuels in the air due to the insane amount of traveling this time of the year! Hooray!

6. Speaking of bad for the environment, let's not forget the amount of waste presents make.

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All the plastic, food waste, energy consumption, and wrapping paper adds up.

7. Holiday depression is a very real thing.

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You might have already thought it was crazy for someone to actually HATE Christmas, but some people have a real reason to hate it. Some people have actual holiday depression due to the constant reminders of the joy other people have that they lack.

8. The Christmas music and movies are incredibly tacky.

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Make it stop.

9. The obnoxious Facebook posts

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Not everyone has the pleasure of spending time with loved ones, receiving or even giving gifts, or able to eat a good meal on the holiday. Imagine seeing that plastered on social media. No thanks.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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