December 4, 2017

Holidays Are Depressing For Me

Written By:  Andrew Eide

I will be honest with you. Holidays, especially Christmas, is depressing for me. Christmas is the worst as I can make it through the other holidays without much stress and depression.

So, your question for me is, why is Christmas depressing for you. Here are my responses.

I grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s where you couldn’t purchase a Christmas Tree until the 2nd week of December. You never heard Christmas music until at least the 1st week of December. Today you see Christmas items in stores in July. You hear Christmas music playing in October. And when we were kids the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was the big event of the year before Christmas arrives the next month. But today the big event in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the very last float which presents Santa and Christmas.

Then you have the commercialism. Gift-giving for Christmas has a tradition of being simple and worthy and items a person could use. Today you have spoiled people, especially kids, who get upset if you don’t purchase them the most expensive items on the market as gifts. Yeah it depresses me to no end to spend $50 on an item for a family member only to have them disrespect the gift and complain why I didn’t purchase them the $100 version of the item. You know what? You don’t want to appreciate my effort, and the money I spent, to present you with gifts then next Christmas don’t expect any gifts from me!

I will make it through the Christmas Holiday season for 2017 but I will be sad and depressed. Nothing that several cups of coffee and lots of chocolate can’t handle.