Christmas adverts and events are springing up all over the place.  They only serve to remind me how I’m supposed to be all smiley and excited about Christmas.

And how, secretly, I’m not.  Only because my Christmas doesn’t resemble the image you see in newspaper/magazine articles, TV ads, other people’s social media, etc.  I’d dearly love my Christmas to be like all those images but, for various reasons, it isn’t.

And expressing how I feel only brings shaming and accusations of “Scrooge”, “miserable shit”, etc.  So, I’ve learned not to express it.  Thanks for that.

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