Christmas is an overly cheery kindness high and I’m kindof over it.

You burned out? I’m burned out.

Brit McGinnis
4 min readDec 27, 2017


A lot of people are depressed once Christmas ends. There’s a lot of terrible feelings that the happiest time of the year has ended, and all we have left is a lot of shitty winter.

This post is not for those people.

This is for people like me who are so freaking happy that the Christmas season is over.

I just… I don’t know. The older I get and the more income I receive, the more I realize that I don’t really care about Christmas.

I love the break from work. I love more time with my family. I love the idea that everyone is going out to parties more and taking time to make their houses look festive and bright. But Christmas itself? Meh.

Now that the holiday is over, I’m honestly just kinda relieved it’s over.

The time to buy presents is finally up.

The urge to have a “good Christmas experience” is over.

Gone is the fake nostalgia.

Gone is the desire for snow and everything that comes with it. “But it’s so pretty!” FUCK YOU. You’re not the one driving in it.

Gone is the worship of children and the traditional family structure. Everyone gets a Christmas, folks. Let’s show more and different.

Gone is the terrible time that is “cuffing season.” Jesus, if I hear one more thing about cuffing season… whatever idiot started the idea that you have to be in a relationship during Christmastime was purely trying to buy nylons.

You know who I wanted to be at Christmas when I was a kid? The lady from the “Get more gifts, spread more cheer” ad from Kmart in 2002.

It is a sin that this ad is not on Youtube. It’s all based around charitable giving, and the final woman who pours an armful of gifts into the collection basket, grinning and laughing wildly, is #ChristmasGoals.



Brit McGinnis

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