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I hear this "Christmas" thing is all the rage nowadays
delirium happy
It's time for the annual reminder of my stance on Christmas.

I do not celebrate Christmas. Nor do I celebrate Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Saturnalia, Yalda, Korochun, Winterval or any other such seasonal observances. I do not belong to any of the religions or groups which celebrate these things, and I find the secular versions to be undesirable for several different reasons.

Please under no circumstances attempt to get me to feel "Christmas Cheer" or any similar concept. There is very little that I find more depressing, stressful and generally unpleasant than enforced cheer. Out of respect for others who do wish to engage in such things, I generaly try to keep myself to myself in such situations so as not to spoil the mood for them. Please also respect me by allowing me to keep to myself. If you wish to socialise with me over the Christmas period, please accept that I may well be miserable, and will certainly be unenthused by anything holiday related. And anyone who does in any way indicate that I shouldn't be glum due to the season will almost certainly be met with extreme sarcasm.

You should also all be aware that I do not send cards, do not give gifts, and do not offer seasonally appropriate greetings. As such, failure to receive any of these from me in no way implies any sort of slight against you. Nobody else is getting them from me either. I also strongly encourage people not to give any of these things to me. I neither desire nor exect them, and they're generally speaking probably a waste of your time and money. However, once again, I respect people's differences, and understand that some of my friends derive pleasure from giving such things. As such, I endeavour to accept any such things I receive in the spirit with which they are given. Please try to respect my differences as well.

Thank you. That is all.

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Dammit, and I just mailed out the season's greetings card to you this morning. Take no offense, please! You posted the link to your addy, and silly me, I took that as an invitation to mail you a card.

Don't worry about it. I probably ought to have mentioned this earlier, and I really do appreciate the sentiment behind such things.

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