Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A question

I never know how to respond to stuff like this.

So, say you're talking about your Christmas plans. You're a person who loves Christmas and you look forward to getting to celebrate all year long. You love the decorations, even the crazy over-done "Griswold houses" (*especially* the crazy, over-done "Griswold houses"). You love getting presents for the people you love. You love seeing some of the seasonal foods back in the stores. You love the parties. You love the general feeling of goodwill. You love the specials.

And you're talking about your plans.

And the other person tells you they "loathe" Christmas.

It always stops me short when someone does that. When a person talks about something I don't care for, unless it's something truly TMI (like their enthusiastic discussion of their sex life), I just kind of smile and nod and tell myself that it's good everyone is different.

But, it almost feels like a bucket of cold water to be talking about how I like having a little tree up in my house, and my little twinkle lights, to hear "Oh gods, I hate this whole season with a passion!"

Is it just me, or is it kind of rude for a person to do that? I mean, I get not enjoying the holidays - but it seems like they're trying to quash MY enjoyment of them, too.

1 comment:

Heroditus Huxley said...

I don't enjoy Christmas--mostly because of family drama in the past having ruined it for me--but I try very hard not to ruin it for others.

There's just way too many kill-joys in this world.