Top Ten Hardest Things About Winter Holidays

The Top Ten
1 Making a Christmas Wish List
2 Socializing with Family

This is why every year my family goes on vacation down south.

It's also why I don't talk to people.

Parties can be boring sometimes because no one really talks to me.

How do you talk to your family? It's so hard.

3 Other People's Breaks Don't Line Up with Yours

Some people are out of school by the 10th of December and are back on the 15th of January. Others are out from the 20th of December and back on the 20th of January.

Others, like me, are out from the 12th to the 30th of December. They won't even let us celebrate New Year's!

4 Family Members Sleeping in Your Room

So, for two nights I had to sleep on the couch because my grandparents were in my room. That's not fair! I understand they're old, but can't anyone else? They're retired, my father is unemployed, but I have a test the next day.

Yeah, that's right. A child with her finals the next day gets a cold room, an uncomfortable couch, and only 5 1/2 hours of sleep!

5 Holiday Spirit is Easily Ruined

Holiday spirit begins in November, so between then and New Year's, there's plenty of time for tragedy.

Holiday spirit: People acting fake and getting mad easily if something doesn't go right.

6 Giving Other People Gifts

I'm giving two of my friends band shirts because that's all I can think of. If people don't say what they want, it's so hard!

7 Gift Giving for School

When I was in high school, my special ed teacher forced us to do the Secret Santa thing. We had to pair up with a random student, ask each other what they wanted for Christmas, and then we all went to Five Below and bought the stuff. Then we had to take the stuff home, wrap it, and give it to our partners.

And people say they wish they were in elementary school instead of high school, even though this awkward activity will be a problem.

I missed school the day they did the Secret Santa, so my only choice is to bring chocolates for the person and hope they aren't allergic.

8 School

True. I couldn't even help my dad put up the Christmas decorations because of how much homework I had.

So it's the holiday season, why the hell are you giving us a test?

There might be vacation homework or work to catch up on, but Test Week is literally in December, which is NOT COOL.

9 The Same Music
10 Costs So Much

No wonder Scrooge was, well, a scrooge on Christmas before he was visited by those three ghosts.

That's because the world gets more and more greedy.

The tree and the ornaments, the food, the hotels for all the family members who aren't in your bed, etc.

The Contenders
11 Presents

I often have a hard time thinking of presents.

12 It's Stressful When People Visit

My friend has some friends coming over, and her mom is being a bit strict. It's putting a lot of pressure on her.

So that's why you bribe and threaten your parents to go on a vacation.

13 Teachers Who Assign Homework During the Break
14 Decorating is a Chore
15 People Who Don't Live in Countries with Thanksgiving Don't Understand It
16 Americans Think Boxing Day Means Boxing
17 Falling Asleep on Christmas Eve
18 Weight Gain
19 Americans Not Realising that Most of the World Doesn't Have a Thanksgiving
20 Bonfire Night is Annoying
21 Wrapping Presents
22 Older Teenage Siblings Telling Younger Siblings Santa is Not Real
23 Christmas Birthdays
24 Hanukkah is Overshadowed by Christmas
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