What The Holiday Season Is Like For Someone Who Doesn't Celebrate Christmas

Drowning in a sea of red and green.

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The deluge of Christmas cards begins to appear in your mailbox, but you have nothing to send back.

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I guess you could send out a non-denominational winter festival card, but it doesn't really have the same ring.

You're really confused when you're faced with anything that isn't a basic Christmas tree.

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Advent calendar? Is that like a calendar for advertising ventilation systems?

You try to make some jokes to fit in, but some people take the whole thing REALLY seriously.

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Sorry I attempted to use humor to relate to you because this holiday is literally all you've been talking about for three weeks now.

And then — inevitably — someone you don't know very well asks what your big plans for Christmas are.

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Which is only awkward because of how awkward they feel when you tell them you don't celebrate.