29 Things Only Grinches Who Hate Christmas Know To Be True

    We are the silent majority.

    1. "It's starting earlier and earlier every year!" you're told.

    2. All around the world, there's joy and cheer!

    3. It feels like you're the only person who's not getting ludicrously carried away.

    4. Still, let's get in the Christmas spirit and put the tree up.

    5. If you have children or animals in the house, you've probably learned that a small shrub is actually the only sensible option.

    6. Hate Christmas trees.

    7. OK, but you can put some tasteful lights up outside, right?

    WRONG. There is no such thing as a tasteful set of fairy lights.

    8. Reminder that these, too, are more hassle than it's worth.

    9. True fact: There is nothing on earth more prone to getting tangled than fairy lights, including all forms of mammalian hair.

    Then after five minutes one blows and the whole circuit goes down. You don't fix them because you always suspected they were a giant fire hazard in the first place.

    10. Still, it's time for some last-minute Christmas shopping now!

    11. You remember the spirit of Christmas is screwed.

    12. It just feels like Santa's working harder and harder every year.

    All I want for Christmas is...what? #ChristmasFail

    13. In summary: The Christmas shopping experience in one simple picture.

    @TheEllenShow I think my niece and nephew really like him <img src="http://twemoji.maxcdn.com/36x36/1f385.png"> #SantaFail

    You are all three of these individuals, all at once.

    14. The big day comes, and it's time to see the family!

    15. Why is it you only see them once a year again?

    16. Still, you all do your best to get in the party mood.

    Faces of Christmas.

    17. It's gift time!

    18. But suddenly, things begin to look up.

    19. Shut up. Of course it is.

    20. Drink follows drink follows drink. For a while you are happy, encased in a lovely velvety blanket of alcohol.

    CHRISTMAS DRINKING GAME Place a Santa hat on the corner of your TV and every time someone wears it... DRINK

    21. You don't even notice you've been eating chocolates that look like this all day.

    22. Or that the turkey was overcooked.

    23. Then someone says something they shouldn't have. It's about to get fighty.

    24. Within minutes, it's war.

    25. At best, everyone now has the same face as Tony Blair.

    Perhaps the oddest thing about Tony Blair's threatening Christmas card is that this must have been the BEST photo...

    26. Worst-case scenario:

    27. By the time the evening is out, you are tired, drunk, and depressed.

    28. There is only one option next year. Leave the country.

    Oh no! #christmas #santafail https://t.co/AERAZQ3vSU

    29. Same time next year, everyone?