Contributed Post: Holiday Season Is Here: Hip, Hip, Ho-Oh-Dear-God-Why?!

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year right? Whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, people love getting together to give gifts. But, let’s face it – there are pros and cons. The holiday season is a wonderful time of year right? Whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, people love getting together to give gifts. Some people love holidays they celebrate Thanksgiving, and they’re not American! Yep, saying you hate the holiday season is like questioning Stephen Fry. Don’t do it unless you want a backlash. But, let’s face it – there are pros and cons. Hopefully, parents and adults out there will be able to relate to a few of the following. Here are a few reasons to get anxious about the upcoming holidays.

Gift Giving

Well, it’s actually the gift-finding which is the hardest part. Picture the scene. You have a young child clinging to your body ready to blow at any second. The high street resembles Glastonbury at the end of June. And, you have no clue what to get the most important people in your life. You know? The supposed loved ones? How anyone can find this a suitable way to spend an afternoon is bonkers. Sure, the internet has gifts for men and women and kids which are available without leaving the house. But, then you have to cross your fingers and hope they’re in stock. Nope? Okay, back to the drawing board.

Emergency Table And Chairs

“Let’s all go around to X’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner.” Before you know it, a hungry hoard of people is bearing down on the front door like a plague of locust. Family is the most important thing in the world, but there is too much of a good thing! It’s not the fact that everyone is in one place having a good time because that is awesome. It’s the pressure of finding a place to seat 20 people in a tiny kitchen. Of course, the emergency table and chairs are ready for action, but they’re a contingency for a reason.

Music On Repeat

Yes, the ‎Fairytale of New York is without a doubt one of the best Christmas songs ever. Still, no one wants to hear it on repeat ten times a day. The same goes for every holiday tune. They are fantastic when the radio starts to play them for the first time, but they begin to drag. If only Simon Cowell would manufacture a band which produced a cracking festive song. Maybe someone should write a strongly worded letter. “Mr Cowell, last Christmas I gave you my heart, and the very next day, you gave it away!”

The Holiday Blues

For all the stress and hassle, there is nothing like a holiday. So, when it’s over, it isn’t uncommon to feel sad and depressed. Yes, the holiday blues are a bitch, whether it’s coming back from a week of fun in the sun or waving goodbye to the festive season. Oh, the thought of going back to work is enough to send shivers down the spine and Xmas is two months away. It’s a vicious circle this holiday lark.

In the end, the pros always outweigh the cons. Still, it wasn’t looking good for a moment.

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year right? Whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, people love getting together to give gifts. But, let’s face it – there are pros and cons.

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year right? Whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, people love getting together to give gifts. But, let’s face it – there are pros and cons.
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