Good morn Ms. CJ...accept it and move on....don't spoil Christmas celebrations for others...don't talk "down" or hateful to people...You have posted you don't believe in GOD or Christ or go to church...and you don't care for Christmas.... When approach just smile and say thank you...please don't spoil others happiness.....
I used to be a very Christmasy person, I loved everything about it. Loved the baking, the decorations, the tree. I still love it, but it seems like I just don't have time to do the stuff anymore. Maybe it is a night worker problem?
I love Christmas, so I'm not sure, but here is what I do to get into it! I love decorating the tree, classic christmas movie night, listen to christmas music on pandora, make/ decorate cookies, ginger bread houses, and making homemade ornaments! ~Remember the true meaning of CHRISTmas~ <3
Light some Christmas candles with a pleasing scent like vanilla or cinnamon, eat some Christmas candy, light some candles, listen to happy Christmas music and dance around. If that doesn't work, there must be someone in your life, bringing you down. Take care.
CJ, I am sure with you on this. The way I manage is to do a little bit and get lots of rest and plan to read good books over Christmas. Socialize with people you really love, and buy yourself an indulgent gift. You don't have to do the whole extreme participation thing at all. I'm sorry about your dad. Plan something pleasant with somebody else for that day.
A shame about that one answer above. I'm sorry and I know just how you feel. I'm hoping maybe next year I can have more Christmas spirit since my sister and daughter in law just died, so I am just going to take it easy this year. That is my solution and I think it's perfectly fine. Don't feel bad if you don't feel like trying to do it all. Watch a few old movies on the TV wrapped up in a blanket, treat yourself to some eggnog, and don't feel obligated. It's ok CJ.
There must be something you care about when it comes to Christmas. Maybe it's the eggnog so overindulgence or perhaps it's the music, some of it is very beautiful. Take what is useful for you from the season. Sometimes that can be the joy and excitement in others.
Find a person or group that needs help. It can be a food bank, soup kitchen or a family that has suffered a tragedy or falls between the cracks. Give of yourself and your time. Do it in the spirit of having a great dad. Know that while losing your dad shortly after Christmas was awful you can be glad you had a dad worth missing. You have terrific memories which is better than the alternative.
Not everybody enjoys Christmas, CJ, but it's hard to avoid all the festivity going on around you. If you don't feel like joining in you might take Rathkeale's advice -- read a book, watch a DVD, buy yourself something indulgent, go out for a meal.
I know one guy who put it into verse (and, no, it isn't one of mine). I can only remember the first bit but he called it Bah Humbug!
"I hope it rains on Christmas Eve, I hope it rains like heck, So Santa Claus will prang his sleigh and break his bloody neck. I hope it rains on Christmas Day, I hope it bloody pours, So all those rotten little kids will have to stay indoors."
My friend is an old grump. Don't fall into the same trap. There's a big bucket of fun out there somewhere and it's got your name on it. I hope you find it.
I've seen Christmas specials since I was born and most of them had just that problem... Here's a start watch Charley Brown Christmas then the Grinch then Disney's Scrooge mcduck and then Veggietales' the toy that saved Christmas. That might light your spirits.