Top Ten Ways Parents Ruin Christmas for KidsI haven't made a single list all December. Let's change that! What do parents do to ruin Christmas for their young ones?
The Top Ten
I hate being forced to take photos. I’m not very photogenic and I always look ugly
In my case this year, me and my family were at our friend's house. So me and my sister had to take Christmas photos with their kids. Worst thing about it wasn't taking the photos themselves, but our parents constantly begging us to take another photo every time we kept sitting down thinking we were done. Ugh, they should have at least done it all at once instead of all of us having to get up every single time they told us to come back.
NO ONE CARES ABOUT CHRISTMAS PHOTOS. NO ONE. Seriously, they are always awkward, "everyone get into the picture right by the Christmas tree! ", then about ten photos are taken. And where are those photos gonna end up? On some shelf in which no one really cares about them. Or they are given to a relative you don't see or bother to see.
Ugh even as a teen I still despise this. Literally the only people in your family who care is your mother and/or grandma and/or aunt. Outside of those people nobody gives a damn about taking 20 pictures. Is it really necessary to take pictures EVERY single year? Seems a little unnecessary if you ask me
I hate church. I don't just get dragged there on Christmas, but also on Easter Sunday. I am agnostic and none of my family members respect that! My grandmother even said that she WILL make me believe in God! Why the heck would someone force me to believe in someone who probably isn't even real? Jesus! Also yes, Grandma. I can say that. It isn't the end of the world! -CandyBlood13
I prefer praying in my own will than going to church - Unnamed Google User Remade
Only kids who want to go to church will.
Seriously, Grandma. What part of "I am an atheist and I hate church" do you not understand!? -PastelSnowstorm
Guess what. I don't like most of my relatives. I don't like attending a party just because it's in any location. I'm not even attending parties even if they are at my own home. I don't like seeing relatives because they really don't care about me that much anyways. Okay, the Christmas parties may be a bit better than others, because you actually get gifts, but still, kids would rather be playing with their new presents INSTEAD of meeting family members. - NuMetalManiak
This is worse than the family photos thing - darthvadern
Oh no, not people who I have to talk to. That's my worst nightmare - SirSheep
That would be socially awkward - iliekpiez
@Drawbox-Me neither. I rarely get Christmas gifts from my parents. I mostly get clothes.
Well, I'm not into presents anymore at my age. It's now exchanging gifts, so it's safe than sorry. - yamionthetrap
Lol I don't even get presents at all - Drawbox
Kids can be naughty or nice. Still, there's always the one present they don't care for, usually some clothes. Old people have this stupid habit of giving kids presents they don't want. Ever see A Christmas Story? Ralphie's Aunt Clara gave Ralphie a pink bunny suit. It's an obvious allegory to the obvious gift that no kid cares for. - NuMetalManiak
Why do parents even make up stories about Santa in the first place?
Well this one should be pretty obvious. I'm not going into any detail here.
They find out themselves
You were going to figure out at some point
I think this one speaks for itself as well. - NuMetalManiak
Yeah - iliekpiez
My family is health conscious and they don't drink eggnog that much...
ONLY OLD PEOPLE LIKE EGGNOG. No one buys this on any time of the year except Christmas anyways. - NuMetalManiak
Sounds like something Timmy's Dad would do. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Eggnog great - iliekpiez
If you can't sing, DON'T. Simple common sense. Even kids know what sounds horrible in their ears.
If it's unintentional, it's forgiveable. I'm a bass with no musical talent. But at least I try! My parents intentionally sing at their worst.
My parents are both bad singers
Or Christmas caroling at all!
This is usually a teacher's or tutor's fault for giving homework over winter break or either putting a test the day after break. But some parents just give you homework or make you study for finals.
Part of this may actually be the teacher's fault for assigning a winter assignment. But in all honesty, don't enforce this, parents. - NuMetalManiak
My mom is Asian and she makes me study ALL YEAR ROUND!
It is utterly annoying and I simply hate it
This ties in with the 4th item. But if you're a parent and you enforce a gift that a kid doesn't like, you refuse to understand exactly why a kid doesn't like a certain gift. Understand how kids behave, please. - NuMetalManiak
Kids you are grounded for not liking my cocaine gift. - AlphaQ
HOW DARE YOU NOT LIKE YOUR CARDBOARD BOX! I TOOK 1 SECOND TO GET THAT FOR YOU KNOW BILLY! - iliekpiez
WHAT!? - 23windomt
This isn't bad. Their just teaching you to save things and don't spoil yourself because if you open your gift before Christmas on Christmas your going to be left out with no gifts to open.
Yeah, this happens in my family. It’s so annoying
(while holiday shopping)
Me: (sees item I want for Christmas) Can I get this for Christmas? I'll pay for it with my own money.
Exactly me and my dad were arguing back and forth the whole time. - 23windomt
Christmas has been so commercialized by big companies now Christmas is all about how many presents I get how full my stocking is and how big of a Christmas party I can throw!
Do you know what Christmas was supposed to be about Jesus or our Christ and God how created the universe and sent his only son to die on the cross for your sins so you could be his child by believing you are a sinner and that you believe that Jesus died for those sins.
So I sorry that you all had to go to a Christmas party with relatives you don't like and I am sorry your parents told you Santa was real and you had a huge let down but all these things happen because we forget the real importance of Christmas. The real Importance of Christmas is remembering what Jesus has done for us. - Cornbreadk
Rly? Do you all listen to yourselves? This is exactly what you sound like:
“Going to church on Christmas sucks! I always have gifts I don’t want! I’m forced to go to Christmas parties and socialize with relatives! Poor me my Christmas is ruined! ”
Ummm you guys do know what Christmas is about right? This list sounds like a bunch of whining little kids and is making me sick!
Parents if you don’t do this please start. You’re ruining your children’s christmases by allowing them to complain about foolish things!
I go to church every Christmas morning, attend around 3 Christmas parties every year with relatives in every one of them, and care for all my Christmas presents no matter what they are bcs ik the givers gave me a gift only bcs they wanted to make me happy and show me that they love me.
And yet I’m always happy. So parents remind your children what’s rly important and kids stop complaining. Seriously
I rarely get Christmas presents from my mom anyway...
My aunt got me a plush Shiba Inu for Christmas last year and when my mom found out she wasn't too happy. She did eventually accept the gift, though.
It happened to me twice. On Xmas 2015 my cousin was throwing a massive temper tantrum and constantly terrorized me all because I told her to turn down the volume on the T.V.. My mom told me to let her do whatever she wanted. In 2016 another cousin took a blanket and my sister blamed it on me and MY ENTIRE FAMILY YELLED AT ME.