If you’re someone who’s not too fond of the holiday season, this time of year is probably pretty irritating for you. You might also be wondering if you hate Christmas in the Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Angela Davis way, or in the “Bah, humbug!” way. To find out, take the quiz below to see if you’re working toward a social ownership of Christmas or if you’re more like a miserly old man in a Charles Dickens novel.
Why do you hate Christmas?
- Because no one should be pressured into mass consumerism under the false guise of “holiday cheer”.
- Because I shouldn’t be pressured into buying gifts for others, unless they Venmo me back for them.
How do you celebrate?
- I try to make something meaningful for my loved ones and/or donate to a local charity.
- I unwrap presents with my family, but I say depressing things the whole time to bum everyone out.
What would a perfect Christmas look like to you?
- Everyone prioritizes community instead of buying things that no one actually needs.
- Everyone leaves me alone (but sends their presents to me by mail).
What’s your favorite Christmas memory?
- When my friends and I traded homemade treats instead of buying gifts for each other.
- When I had COVID and couldn’t see my family.
How do you feel about Santa Claus?
- Our modern day Santa Claus was created by Coca-Cola and is used as a symbol to consume needlessly, and his image is pushed onto children more than anyone else, indoctrinating them into this capitalist system. So, I can’t really say I’m a fan.
- Annoying and tacky, but he reminds me to drink a Diet Coke, which I love!
Mostly 1s: You hate Christmas in the anti-capitalist way. But even though the constant Christmas ads can be overwhelming, don’t let the corporate greed of the holidays get you down. It can be much more meaningful than private companies want you to believe. After all, you don’t need to spend large sums of money just to express how much someone means to you, which is great for you since you probably don’t have a lot of money anyway.
Mostly 2s: You definitely have more of a Scrooge vibe. Instead of brooding and hoarding this Christmas, maybe skip to the end of the book where he realizes that Christmas doesn’t have to be that bad after all and he starts donating to charity. And if that doesn’t work, just think about getting woken up out of deep sleep by ghosts at night. Doesn’t sound too great, does it?