Holidays are terrible.

I hate holidays. They are a major inconvenience now that I’m not in high school. I’ve been screwed over by things being closed on holidays.

I suppose if I had a job, I’d want to have off on a random day. That’s the closest I get to liking holidays.

I hate Mother’s Day. I hate Father’s Day. I hate Veteran’s Day. I hate July 4th. I hate September 11th. I hate Christmas. I hate Easter. I hate Thanksgiving.

And Valentine’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day? I despise them.

Holidays suck. And I’ll tell you why they suck.

On any normal day, people act how they normally do. But BECAUSE IT’S CHRISTMAS or some other crappy holiday, people try to act nicer and they’re more generous.

I hate all these messages. Remember it’s Christmas. Treat everyone better.It’s Thanksgiving! Remember to be thankful.

Any decent person wouldn’t need to be told by a day on the calender to be thankful, generous, or to remember their loved ones.

The majority of these holidays are just made up by corporations so they can scrap together even more cash. My mom always asks for a mothers day card. Each year I get more and more reluctant to give her one. I never get her cards. She never asks for them except for this one day of the year. I feel like I’m being coerced.

Holidays are like many ideas people have. Good idea, awful execution.

Let’s look at Thanksgiving. I don’t even know why my family celebrates it. We’re first generation immigrants. What do pilgrims have to do with us? Turkey? Corn?

These traditional foods mean nothing to us. We’ve eaten chicken before. We never eat together at the dinner table except for this one meal. It’s like we’re pretending to be just like everyone else. We’re playing to an audience of no one.

I can eat Turkey any day. Why bother celebrating holidays with messages of togetherness, thankfulness, generosity when you don’t practice those virtues outside of that specific day. Anybody can pretend to be those things for 24 hours. But it takes a great person to continue on after that.

Also another reasons holidays suck is because it’s just another excuse for people to drink! Jesus’s Birthday? I’ll drink to that! New Year? I’ll drink to that! Some random event happened 200 years ago? Just inject the alcohol into my veins already!

One thought on “Holidays are terrible.

  1. I don’t like holidays because they make my family nicer, because they don’t.
    I like holidays because they bring my family together. Most of us are scattered across the states. Time off affords us time together.
    I don’t give a shit about the traditions or what they mean.
    But I do love a time of year where I can just be with my family for awhile. A time of year where my little sisters believe in magic. And I kind of like christmas songs, and the tremendous seafood dinner we have on christmas eve, and the ridiculously priced tree.

    So yeah, I agree with you, but still have some nostalgia of the random holiday shit. As much as I disagree with it, it’s nice to have the same things around every year. It’s nostalga-y as fuck.

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