Beneath the glittering façade of joy and festivity, there also lies a mix of offbeat, frustrating, and sometimes downright dislikable experiences that many of us encounter during the holidays.
Grinchy but relatable.
Those who express reservations about the holiday season are often unfairly labeled as “Grinches.” But the truth is that numerous aspects of holidays can be challenging. These irritating moments quietly coexist alongside the warmer and happier parts of the season. Though often left unspoken, they undeniably play a part in the holiday experience. Some traditions may be annoying (to you), but they are totally a part of the traditions of the holiday season. They contribute to the wild blend of chaos and excitement. After all, the holiday experience wouldn’t be complete without these ups and downs.
Holiday season chaos.
Most of us can probably agree about how annoying it is to argue over current events. This is especially true while trying to enjoy a meal. Has anyone ever had a productive debate during dinner? Additionally, the lead-up to these gatherings often involves dealing with aggressive drivers and enduring prolonged traffic congestion. It’s as if there is a noticeable decline in driving etiquette as December 1 approaches. Maybe we’re all just caught up in the holiday frenzy, or perhaps it’s the stress of gift shopping and company holiday parties making us a bit more road rage-y.
Nothing’s enjoyable about duking it out with a random shopper for the last batch of eggs or scrambling for those last-minute must-haves. Holidays always bring some kind of scarcity, whether it’s butter, sour cream, or that one toy your kid will throw a fit over if it’s missing. The worst part is you can never predict what’s going to run low. It’s like you’re stuck in this weird holiday shopping roulette.
To help ease the holiday stress that some people go through, we’ve put together a list of the top gripes and pet peeves during this season.