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The Top 10 things I HATE about Christmas

This is the first in my ongoing series of Posts on “How to Lose Friends and Alienate Christians” Cause really, if you want to see Christians turn ugly, criticize Christmas! Just to clarify, I don’t HATE Christmas, I just hate some things about Christmas. I actually LOVE Christmas. I love the time I get to spend with my family. I love the traditions, the decorations, the parties, the food, and the lights. I especially love the lights because it starts getting dark about 4:00 just before Christmas.  I love all of the corny symbolism of everything from candy canes to pickles. I love the way it unites many of us in believing in miracles. I like 5 of the Christmas movies (It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone,  A Christmas Story, Frosty the Snowman, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.) But here are the top 10 things I hate about Christmas: 10.  All the other Christmas movies! I can’t stand the message that if you have faith everything will work out for you. I hate it even more when it is the idea of Christmas that you are supposed to have faith in! 9. Santa Claus since the 80’s. I know we all have magical memories of Santa and the childhood innocence of believing in him. I just think we need to tone it down! Kids don’t need so much stuff. I think your holiday celebration should be focused on enjoying time together and not on getting a lot of stuff. 8. Year end letters. If you are one of those people who puts together a really clever end of the year newsletter, I kind of jealously hate you. LOL. I’m KIDDING. I just never have anything that interesting to say. “I did a lot of laundry. I started dying my hair with henna. We ate more Mexican food than last year cause we got tired of Chinese…” 7. Elf on the Shelf- Cause I’m still traumatized by the ads for this movie! Since 1988, this is what a doll coming to life and doing mischief around the house looks like to me! 6. The expectation to be cheerful for an entire month- Cause really! How fake is that? Guess what? Life doesn’t quit happening just because it’s…