Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Traditions I Strongly Dislike

We all have our Christmas traditions. I talked about mine with Amber a few days ago. I know everyone is different, but there are some traditions that just down baffle me to the point of dislike. Case in point:

ONE. Elf on a shelf.
Not only is he creepy as hell, that little bastard is around your house, getting into the presents, making messes, stealing Barbie's car, and who knows what else. I don't know about you, but if anyone would have messed with my Barbies, they were dead meat. Maybe it's because I don't have kids, but lordy when I do I hope this tradition will have been dead a long time.

NOT OKAY.
TWO. Fake trees.
Go ahead, call the environmental police, but I stand by my sentiment that real trees are the best. Period. End of story. The smell better, they look better. And really guys, the mess isn't that bad. The whole "your'e killing the environment every time you cut down a Christmas tree" argument is completely invalid. They have farms with literally thousands of trees and only about 100 at most get cut down every year. Chill. Out.

NOT OKAY

THREE. Not drinking.
I'm sorry, I love my family, but how on earth can you be around your family 24/7 for several days and not need a bottle glass of wine? Or maybe a couple Jagerbombs in my Uncle's case. Okay, maybe I just don't understand the sentiment of "not drinking" at any time so.... moving on.

FOUR. Opening presents on Christmas Eve.
You guys, Christmas is DECEMBER 25TH. Not one day or even one minute before. The only reason you should open a present early is if 1) you bought it for yourself or 2) you have a relative in town and they won't actually be there for Christmas. Have a little patience! 

FIVE. Inflatable lawn ornaments.
No guys. Please, just say no to the inflatable Santas, reindeer, snowmen, just say no to it all. Believe me, I am ALL FOR decorating for Christmas. One of my favorite things is driving around and seeing all of the lights on houses, but this? This is too much for me, or anyone, to handle.

JUST. NOT. OKAY.
What are some holiday traditions that baffle you?

32 comments:

Duh! Danae said...

The in-laws will be here next wednesday for two weeks. I plan on being drunk all day everyday. Oh and we have an elf on the shelf. I hate him too.

Ashten @ alwaysashten said...

Seriously, everything you just wrote is every holiday "tradition" I hate. DOWN WITH ELF ON THE SHELF AND FAKE TREES.

Ashten @ alwaysashten said...

Seriously, everything you just wrote is every holiday "tradition" I hate. DOWN WITH ELF ON THE SHELF AND FAKE TREES.

Jenni@FlyingOnARainbow said...

I have no idea what this Elf on a shelf is, I've never heard of it until this year when I've seen it mentioned on a few blogs! I've never in my life had a real tree, but then I've never in my life lived in a household with a car to go get one either. I'm with you on opening presents on Christmas Eve though, what's that all about?!

I've never understood why people go out drinking til all hours on Christmas Eve - at least, that's something of a tradition over here anyway. I don't know why anyone would want to spoil Christmas day with a raging hangover. I've only done it the once, which was a very interesting evening and I will be posting the story on my blog soon!

Caitlin said...

I HATE Blow up lawn ornaments. Can they BE any tackier?

Alex[andra] said...

I think I'm the only one who doesn't know what Elf on the Shelf is. I heard it's a Facebook thing so I'll blame my lack of knowledge on it on the fact that I don't have Facebook.

I love my real Christmas tree but in my tiny apartment it DOES make a huge mess. And it's already starting to die because it's too close to the TV and the heater. But there's nowhere else for it. So, I think when you live in a small space, fake trees are okay. A nice house needs a real tree though!

Cotton and Boots said...

I pitched a fit when my mom bought a fake tree in high school. Like a two year old, knock down, drag out fit. I still stand by my case.

Rachel said...

I don't like Elf on the Shelf either! He's so creepy looking

Erin LFF said...

Hate the Elf... LOVE my fake tree ;) I legit can't have one because I'm allergic to pine haha, but its also cheaper since we use the same one every year!!

Also, my family does not drink soooo beverages are enjoyed BEFORE we hang out with them ;)

Cece said...

I was wondering what the deal was with these elf pics on Instagram. I hadn't even really heard of this. Our neighbors have inflatable lawn decorations and they deflate every other day! Every year. It's crazy. They just keep blowing it up.

Sunshine and Sinatra said...

All along I thought elf on a shelf was those like face in hole videos *Facepalm*

Melissa Suggitt said...

seriously Elf on the Shelf needs to die a painful death. also, if you're not drinking on christmas you're not doing it right.

brooke lyn said...

so oregon holds like 40 or 50% of all the christmas trees sold in the US. think of all the families that have the farms you are not supporting when you buy a fake tree!!!!!!

Helene in Between said...

im with you on it all. however. i got a fake tree for the first time ever in my life per my husbands request and i do love it. but other than that, hell yes!

Kristen Nicole said...

I agree with every single one of these! Too funny!

Lisette said...

The only thing I have to disagree with you on is the fake tree. Not only do I want trees in the ground where they belong, but my husband is also allergic to pine. Plus no sweeping up needles.

And DEATH TO INFLATABLES.

Steph G said...

I just read that real trees aren't as bad for the environment as fake trees (could have been wrong, but maybe not). Also, drinking at Christmas is necessary. If you get bored this year, I feel like tackling those inflatable decorations after a few beers would be a really fun game :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

That Elf on the Shelf is getting to be quite the pervy-perv, I'll give you that. Also, you would hate our tree. It was a cheapo Walmart pick that we didn't want to spend a lot of money on since this isn't our forever home... you can literally see the middle of it, haha!

Jess said...

Who the hell started elf on the shelf?! THat shit is just plain creepy!

elizalouise.bell said...

We only open presents on Christmas Eve because Santa came during our church performance instead of during the night. Because of how our family was, we didn't have time to open during Christmas Day. So it's still a tradition now, so that's why. I always found it odd, but it reminds me of how excited I was after the christmas performance to go home and see what santa bought.

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

seriously!! I posted a rant about elf on the shelf the other day!

a happier girl said...

Can. Not. Stand. Elf. On. The. Shelf. He's not even cute. I do not understand it at all. On the other hand my 10 year old found one in Target yesterday and couldn't understand why I wouldn't want to get it.

Chasing Elephants said...

Love this list! And amen with a real tree!

Val @ Chicken Scratch. said...

I couldn't have said all this any better. I HATE elf on the shelf and don't want to see another freaking photo of it on instagram! ahahahha

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