Die Consumerism

How do I say this?  I am really sick of all this Christmas madness.  I don’t want any more people to ask me what I want.  I don’t want to ask anymore people what they want.  I don’t want to buy any frigging gifts at all.  Why not spend some time with each other?  I am so over all this fucking commercial bullshit!

Next year, everyone is getting homemade presents, and if they don’t like it, they can go suck on a piece of coal. 

Says the girl who is having a meltdown trying to finish the measly four homemade presents she took on this year.

I can only imagine how this is going to go over with a few people.  Probably something like that time I said if I had a child, no way in hell would that child’s room would be decorated with anything Disney (or your choice of other TV and/or movie) related characters.  Insert cartoon-y BOING! eyes here. 

4 thoughts on “Die Consumerism

  1. Two of my favourite Christmas presents ever, that I still have out on display for all to see, were homemade…
    A painting of the Eiffel Tower that Stephanie made me shortly after my trip to Paris in 2002 that’s hung in my living room since.
    And, a stuffed rabbit that a certain someone* made me, with a block of wood in it so that he can always sit up straight, that’s been sitting on my bookshelf for 14 years.
    Buying presents is over rated.
    *um… that was you in case you didn’t catch that 😉

  2. Just think of all the good that could be done in the world if all the Xmas present money were spent on good works. I’m Jewish, so I have an automatic ‘out’ from all the Xmas hassles. I love the lights and cheer of the holidays, but am glad I don’t have to get into the middle of it all!

  3. Joolie: That is *exactly* what I’m talkin’ about!
    Theresa: Wow, I can’t believe you still have that rabbit! Many of my favourite gifts were homemade too, like the jewellery from Leeanne, a brooch from my sis-in-law, and a foundation pieced book cover from my mom (she made it so I wouldn’t have to have those annoying subway conversations with strangers about what I was reading). One time Debra gave me a photo of us matted with a bunch of words cut from magazines describing our friendship. Lots of others over the years but those ones are really superfly.
    Rhea: I received some gelt from a co-worker on Friday and quite honestly, it was the best part of the season for me so far.

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