1. There is way too much emphasis on commercialism and Santa Claus-ism. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. But anyway, I shall not be a party pooper and spoil the festive mood.
2. I usually end up eating too much, and stuffing myself silly just because there is food served. This is my weakness -- if there is food on the table, I'll eat it.
3. Nobody has ever given me a Canon 40D for Christmas before, not even a second-hand one.
4. The festivities take so much effort to organize that I'm tired out by the thought of Christmas, rather than rejuvenated by it.
5. It never snows in KL. Fake styrofoam snow is the closest I can get to the real thing. Sure, I could fly to Antarctica and get snow all year round, but flying there would entail releasing carbon dioxide which will increase global warming and further reduce the possibility of ever snowing in KL.
6. There is so much wastage of wrapping paper at Christmas time. If you wanna give me a 40D, forget about wrapping it. In fact, I don't even need the box.
7. Post-Christmas holiday blues are exacerbated by work deadlines that don't go on holiday, but crouch and hide in the office, waiting to pounce on me when I go back on 2nd January.
8. I have to crack my head to decide who to buy Christmas presents for, and what to buy. But I'm improving slightly. Last year I only suffered a bruise on my forehead. It's much easier to give birthday presents. By the way, what present do we give Jesus, since it is his birthday anyway.
9. Christmas carols can only be sung at Christmas. I mean, I like those songs, so why can't I sing them in April, or June? Why do people give me strange looks when I sing or play a Christmas carol in any month other than December? We don't know for sure the date of Jesus' birthday is, so it could well be in April, for all we know.
10. Christmas gets more attention than Easter, although Easter is more important, from a theological point of view. It's like celebrating the flagging off of a race, but neglecting the finishing line. Isn't it more important to know who won the race, rather than who started in pole position?
p/s. Pardon the exaggeration and hyperbole in my reflections above. I just wanted to rock the boat a little, using some dissuasive negative reverse psychology. I actually do like Christmas, to a certain extent. Heheh. ;P
Joy to the world!