Monday, December 19, 2011

List #4: 25 Things I Hate about Christmas

Image courtesy of JSF Fauxtagraphy on Flickr
  1. shopping malls
  2. buying a gift for coworkers in a secret santa draw
  3. poor quality chocolate
  4. the five pounds I inevitably gain from eating too much baking
  5. almost never having snow at Christmas in Vancouver
  6. the fever pitch of consumerism
  7. that awkward moment when you open a gift that you really don't like
  8. thinking about the mountain of packaging that gets chucked into the landfill
  9. not having enough time to make all my gifts
  10. ugly Christmas cards
  11. getting religious carols stuck in my head
  12. plastic tree decorations
  13. fake Christmas trees
  14. looking at first generation LED Christmas lights & getting that high-speed strobey effect
  15. drunk drivers
  16. getting Raffi's version of Christmas songs stuck in my head
  17. receiving fewer Christmas cards than I send out
  18. the cost of postage
  19. having two or more events I'd love to attend scheduled at the same time
  20. disposable tinsel
  21. Christmas light strings with some of the lights not working
  22. the barrage of constant charity appeals 
  23. all the high-fructose corn syrup in Christmas candies
  24. the insanity of Boxing Day sales
  25. the fact that it all gets less exciting each year

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Why Monday lists? Reading the lovely Chloe's blog, Tea Swamp Park, I found an idea I had to 'steal': a list of all her Halloween costumes, with quite a few photos. She got the idea from Hula Seventy's List Project. I've decided to do the weekly lists for a year that Hula Seventy is doing. 

1 comment:

  1. The best part is spending a lot of time, energy, and money to travel a great distance to be with family. Then finding out that none of them will be around. Even though they don't have to spend nearly as much time, energy, and money to be there.


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