What I Hate About Christmas

1960 Family ChristmasYou know I’m a fan of the season.

You’ve seen my myriad of posts about my father being Santa.

You’ve chuckled under your breath as I march down the middle of Kensington Ave covered in ribbons and beating my drum for . Even if I’m doing it alone in a windstorm.

You’ve read about me skipping around and singing carols at the top of my lungs, in public.

You’ve squeezed into a Xmas groaning board set for 30 and watched my cousin almost set fire to the table.

You’ve seen photos of my trees, my cookies, my figgy pudding, my time-lapse photography of Xmas dinner parties.


Hell, I even filled out an Xmas Traditions Meme  last year.

But what I HATE about Xmas are all you media people telling us that we are running out of time to do our “Last Minute Shopping”

It’s not Dec 24th at 4pm, therefore it is NOT Last Minute Shopping!

Now piss off, you are ruining my holiday buzz!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “What I Hate About Christmas

  • December 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Jews for Alexa! Jews for Alexa! Hip Hip hooray!

  • December 19, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Do what I do – ignore ’em.
    I’ve never included a holiday gift guide on Bargainista until a a guest post last night. All the content was organic and not as a result of any outreach. Yet, I’ve been receiving emails from strangers about holiday gift guide suggestions and pressure to post galore since October!
    None of my shopping reflected items from any of those emails either.
    On a more practical note, retailers have lower stock this year and have been offering discounts for a while in hope they can clear their holiday stock and finish off 2009 with a bang. The word is expect to see less on sale in January.
    Happy Winter Solstice and have a Merry Christmas,


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