I Explained Why I Don’t Like Christmas On The New Episode Of “See Something Say Something”

*spoilers* It’s a bit Grinch-y.

1. Listen guys, I’ve got something to confess. I don’t love Christmas, okay? As a Muslim, we never celebrated it growing up.

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I never got presents. I don’t love peppermint or the colors red and green together. And it’s very, very cold.

3. So, I decided to complain about it on the new episode of See Something Say Something.

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4. I’ve invited two of my friends to talk about why they like Christmas so much when I don’t.

5. Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed is a writer, activist, and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast. Salimah Fatimah Mohamed is a public health professional and my bestie. Both of them love the season.

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6. We argue about a bunch of holiday things, like the biggest Christmas store in the world, Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland…

Another birds eye view of our store! So much to see and enjoy when u visit our Store 🎅🏻❤️☺️

— Bronner's CHRISTmas (@BronnersXmas)

8. …the mixtape Taz put out a few years ago, “Parathas For Santa….”

9. …and whether Love, Actually actually sucks or not.

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10. Plus, we talk about Eid Elfs and Salimah’s experience writing to “Eid Claus.”

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11. How to listen:

1. Search for See Something Say Something in your podcast app of choice, such as Overcast, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Acast, or Apple’s built-in Podcasts app.

2. Or click the above embedded link to stream the show directly from this page.

3. Be sure to subscribe, so you never miss a new episode!

4. If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes. Questions? Comments? Email saysomething@buzzfeed.com.

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