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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Can't celebrate christmas?

Posted on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

I'm sorry.. I want to make sure I heard that right. So because I'm not Christian, I should feel like an ass for putting up a tree, putting gifts beneath it, giving to charity, eating hot, gooey food and being with my family? Or is calling it 'Christmas' what's eating you? What is it exactly that made you call me, and people like me, "BAD PEOPLE"?

Did it not occur to you that Christmas means a lot to MY FAMILY, FRIENDS and the people i love and that I am sharing this holiday with them because I love them and want to see them happy? That if they were Muslim and celebrated Eid, I'd do the same damn thing? Did it not occur to you that you slamming non-christians for having a christmas is about as stupid as someone slamming you, a non-pagan, for putting up your tree?

And furthermore, you know what? No. Nobody owes you a fucking explanation because it's none of your business, you nasty, sanctimonious, self-righteous busybody. Why don't you keep your holidays the way you want to and let the rest of us keep our holidays the way we want to? The world isn't here to cater to your specific whims. It takes all kinds to make a world.

The next time you want to discuss differences in human culture, why not use those discussions to bring people together instead of drive them apart? People like you are the reason fights start. They are the reason human beings get held back and do not advance. Attitudes of separation are the reason that things like hate, mistrust, racism and war still plague the world. And you call US the bad people because we do not belong to an organization? Shame on you.

So you know what? I WILL hang a stocking and drink eggnog until Aunt Bessie becomes funny. I WILL turn on coloured lights and put out cookies and stuff a turkey and give gifts to good people I love who seriously fucking deserve them and more. I WILL have goodwill toward my fellow man (because, of the two of us, only one lends herself to charity work at this time of year and it's not you...) and I WILL open gifts and feel happy. I WILL wish others a happy day on the street and i WILL dream of a white christmas and dancing goddamned sugarplums. And the next day? I WILL post videos of my happy holiday all over facebook and you can sit there and eat it. And there is nothing you can do to stop me. THIS Who will keep singing, despite your efforts to steal the holiday. —The Spirit of Christmas Fucking Present

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