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crazyclerk12
11-24-2011, 03:21 AM
What is your least favorite holiday or event in general?

1. Valentine's Day
2. April Fool's Day
3. Back to School Shopping
4. Halloween
5. Thanksgiving
6. Black Friday
7. Christmas
Others not added:
Easter
Hanukkah
Yom Kippur
Passover

Jester
11-24-2011, 03:51 AM
First of all, Black Friday is not technically a holiday. But if we're including that, we really should include Super Bowl Sunday, which like Black Friday is a de facto national holiday. One of my favorites, but I know there are many people who aren't football fans and who could give three flying shits about that day.

And what about other holidays? Arbor Day? Labor Day? Memorial Day? Veterans Day? Presidents Day? Fourth of July? Tax Day? (Not a holiday, but probably many people's least favorite day of the year.) New Year's Eve? Mother's Day? Father's Day?

I have no doubt that there are people that hate every one of those holidays.

Just saying.

MY personally most hated holiday is pretty much a known public record.

Eisa
11-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Can I say "all?" :p I...don't really like holidays. I really don't like the holiday season at all.

I mean, yes, I like Christmas and Halloween's all right, and Thanksgiving's ok, and all that.

But there are also a lot of reasons I can't stand any of them. :rolleyes:

HappyFun Ball
11-24-2011, 04:09 AM
Easter.. You forgot Easter. Now I love Easter, love everything becoming a new, love the pastel colors.. And I love the candy!!

Jester
11-24-2011, 04:11 AM
I DID forget Easter. Probably because I'm a heathen infidel.

But then, I also forgot Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, and Passover. My grandmother would smack me. If she could reach my head. Or she'd just have my tall cousin smack me.

HappyFun Ball
11-24-2011, 04:17 AM
I'm an Atheistic LaVeyan Satanist.. I don't celebrate the religious trappings of Easter.

A few pics of me partying some years back, I'd show em to people and say "That was one crazy Yom Kippur"

crazyclerk12
11-24-2011, 06:16 AM
Jester: I said event in general, that includes Black Friday. I couldn't add the other days you listed because the poll only allows 10 options max.

Eisa: Of course you can choose all. I will edit the poll so you can do so.

HappyFun Ball: So I did. I will add that as well. Thanks for letting me know!

Let me know if I forgot any other dates. :wave:

C'ya! :D

Jester
11-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Jester: I said event in general, that includes Black Friday. I couldn't add the other days you listed because the poll only allows 10 options max.

I know. I was just being an ornery smartass. :lol:

Victory Sabre
11-24-2011, 01:58 PM
Valentines day. Why? Because I always seem to be single.

Becks
11-25-2011, 02:02 AM
April Fool's Day.

Just not my thing.

Jester
11-25-2011, 01:08 PM
When aren't you being an ornery smartass? :roll:

Quite often, actually. Well, occasionally. Well, every now and then.

Oh, nevermind.

BeenThereDoneThat
12-02-2011, 02:27 AM
I put April Fools Day because I don't like being humiliated (though I admit I'm almost never a prank victim), Halloween just because it annoys me (except some of the scary movie type stuff), and Black Friday even though it's not really a holiday because I think it's just gone scarily out of control. I'd have to say my favorite holiday is probably Independence Day, July 4 here in the States.

42_42_42
12-02-2011, 05:06 AM
What I don't like about Christmas and all the days that surround it from Black Friday to Boxing Day is all of the commercialism and gimme gimme gimme. In the last hundred years the secular Christmas has just gotten completely out of hand. Now, I love decorating my house for the season, baking, caroling, and heck, I do LOVE giving gifts (but I don't need a day of the year specified for doing it), but the giving and receiving of gifts has become the primary focus and that's, just such an empty thing. I really wish Clement C. Moore hadn't conflated Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas to create Santa Claus and we'd left the stocking-hanging for Dec. 6th, and the other gift-exchanging to small tokens on Christmas, new year's gifts (the real origin of giving gifts this time of year), and for those who want a religious symbolism based tradition, 3 *small* token gifts on Epiphany. My favorite part of Christmas is the midnight mass at my church. Especially when the lights are all out and we've the candles lit and we're all singing Silent Night. It's MAGICAL. For me, that's the real Christmas. Everything else is just noise. /rant

Irving Patrick Freleigh
12-04-2011, 08:06 PM
Labor Day.

It's a holiday for the working person. But not if you're in retail.

Bright_Star
12-04-2011, 09:28 PM
I'm not fond of April Fool's Day. It's like a day that you're allowed to bully people & get away with it all in the name of having "fun". A lot of mean spirited people go too far with it on that day.

Greenday
12-04-2011, 09:51 PM
I went with Valentine's Day. I don't consider Black Friday a holiday so that wasn't really an option to me. Valentine's Day is lame to me because if you are single, the holiday is just there to remind you that you've got no one. And if you do, it pressures you to do all sorts of ridiculous crap.

crazylegs
12-05-2011, 10:34 AM
Valentines day - simply because there's now a massive commercial pressure to show your partner how much you love them on this one day. I prefer to make sure that my g/f knows every single day how much I love her (as opposed to the day where I'm socially obliged to show her some affection).

Irving Patrick Freleigh
12-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Valentines day - simply because there's now a massive commercial pressure to show your partner how much you love them on this one day. I prefer to make sure that my g/f knows every single day how much I love her (as opposed to the day where I'm socially obliged to show her some affection).

Don't forget its red-headed stepchild, Sweetest Day, which is a Hallmark Holiday if there ever was one.

crazylegs
12-05-2011, 07:34 PM
Don't forget its red-headed stepchild, Sweetest Day, which is a Hallmark Holiday if there ever was one.

What the fudge is sweetheart day..? I don't think this particular one has crossed the pond yet.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
12-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Oh, I guess it's still a U.S.-only thing. Or in particular a Midwestern U.S. thing.

It's sort of a second Valentines Day, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_day) held in October and brought to you by people in Cleveland. Then again, so was the burning of the Cuyahoga River, so perhaps we shouldn't take their word as gospel. :lol:

Greenday
12-05-2011, 09:17 PM
Valentines day - simply because there's now a massive commercial pressure to show your partner how much you love them on this one day.

And God forbid you don't do all sorts of stuff for your partner that day, something is clearly wrong with you. :rolleyes:

Treasure
12-05-2011, 09:44 PM
I hate Valentines day - last year was the one year I've had where it was "good" by societal romance standards;
But I grew up in a flower shop.... Valentines starts on Jan. 2nd.... :headdesk:

If you end up dating someone who works in a Flower Shop at Valentines - best gift ever? a massage!

Bardmaiden
12-05-2011, 11:20 PM
I generally like most holidays, I voted april fools because it really isn't my thing. I like Labor day, do you know that is really hard to spell right (for you US peeps anyway ;) ) for an English girl like me. Mostly because it means I'm at Dragon*Con which is pretty much the only reason I know it exists. :lol:

tropicsgoddess
12-06-2011, 04:50 AM
Valentine's Day: I don't need some commercialized holiday for my significant other to be forced to be romantic to me and buy me shit because of it when he can and is romantic to me all the time!

Black Friday: If I want a sale or a sweet deal on something, I'm not going to waste all day camped out or getting plowed down by idiots and crowds for that. Fuck that.

Jester
12-07-2011, 09:10 PM
Nice to see that my least favorite and most mocked holiday is tied for the lead.

For those wondering which one I'm referring to, let me just say that I don't work retail, and never have. Next question.