I'm not a big fan of Christmas. Yes it's nice to see my cousins every couple of years as they live quite far away but other than that I don't see the point in making a big deal of it. It might sound selfish but I don't get to do what I want to do.
A couple of years ago, when I still had my own flat, I said I wasn't going to do Christmas any more but I haven't been able to keep with that as I was forced to move back in with my parents about 18 months ago. I do have enough money to get a flat when the New Year comes and that is exactly what I intend to do. I really don't like how such a big deal is made of Christmas, not for any religious reasons but as a general rule. I would be more than happy to sleep late, laze around and have a pizza on Christmas Day but I can't do that because: firstly I live with my parents but secondly, even when I lived away from home I was told when to be there for Christmas. I'm not that close with my parents, of course I appreciate everything they have done for me but I cannot wait to get out and live in town again rather than the back of beyond.
Ugh, while I'd never do anything like that I can understand why suicides spike this time of year...