My DH calls me a scrooge, joking of course, but still. Please don't think I'm a bad person, but I've never been big on Christmas. I don't mean that I don't appreciate the meaning of Christmas because I absolutely do, I just feel dismayed. Every year, you see videos of people on Black Friday trampling each other, last minute shoppers being mean or fighting over the last 'whatever' on the shelf and I just think Wow, Really?! It's Christmas, for God's sake. I just don't get it because I don't get that bent out of shape over things like shopping. Life is too short. Now I really enjoy the holiday family gatherings and dinners, but shopping/Christmas preperations sometimes feels like a chore. People get so stressed out this time of year. I'd rather buy presents for loved ones throughout the year (and I do), than deal with the mayhem of holiday shopping. But of course I do it anyway and I really do enjoy giving the gifts and seeing the happiness when the presents are opened. I always say I'm gonna Xmas shop in June, but I either don't do it or I do, but end up giving the presents immediately lol. Does anyone else feel like this or am I really a scrooge? I can't help it, I just don't think the 'true meaning' is what drives Christmas. I don't let on that I am feeling so dismayed, no need to dampen the spirits of my loved ones with my inner dialogue, but I wanted to tell to y'all because even though I'm not looking to change the way I feel, I do wonder if anyone else feels this way.