Suffering from Chronic Christmas Depression Syndrome

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Am I the only one that suffers from Chronic Christmas Depression Syndrome? 

I’ve thought about it a lot and I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a chronic need to balance the emotions of others.  For instance, if you give me really perky people to deal with first thing in the morning then I turn into a sour and surly old man, but if you give me a tired looking, weary soul to talk to, then I become very chipper and delighted with the chance of torturing them.

This must be why on Christmas, when everyone is filled with love and counting their blessings, I can’t help but take offense.  Bring me chaos and I’ll give you calm, bring tears and I’ll give you laughs but bring me joy and I become lonely, waiting for the day to end so that I can wither back beneath the covers into my solitary peace, free from all of the smiles being liberally passed around.

Though to some the solution may seem clear –medication? –  don’t get out of bed? – more coffee? – I am taking another approach.  Now that I’ve gotten on the nerves of the people that I can physically talk to, I’ve decided to go into silence and only annoy all online; filtering into your emails and readers to grinchify your day.  You’re welcome!

Now you can offer your stories of sorrow and woe to uplift me.

15 Comments

  1. I would not say that I feel depressed on Christmas, but more so bored and annoyed. My family never celebrated and so without fond memories of my own for the holiday, I tend to just see all the cheesy commercial and consumerist aspects and feel disgusted. Actually one of the few times that I appreciated Christmas more was when I was in Kerala, as it seemed to me like people took it more seriously as a religious event and seemed more earnest about it there.
    I guess there can be some kind of satisfaction to be found in going against the tide of the mainstream.

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  2. Hahahaha, you are not alone, my friend. For some reason forced social activities and gift-giving out of obligation (not directly from the heart) makes me want to react exactly as you describe. THANK YOU for this article :o) you may not have wanted to do so, but you made my Christmas bright. Haha much love ❤ ❤

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  3. Well, don’t hate me but I love Christmas :). But I feel the same as you…sometimes when I see really happy people for some reason I get mad and then when I see someone in need I get so happy and alive that I want to help them. Thank you for this post…its been a while since I have visited your blog but I am glad I did 😀

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  4. I am sort of a catalyst for others. Give me fun & it will be more fun. However, it seems inside I make holes in the happiness. The next peaceful moment I get, all the dark thoughts starts gushing inside my head. 😛

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