'Would you cancel Christmas?' poll

edited 12 December 2011 at 1:13PM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 12 December 2011 at 1:13PM in Money Saving Polls
Poll started 12 December 2011, click here to vote

Would you cancel Christmas?

It's nearly here. For some it conjures a picture of smiling children, fun, family and festive frivolity; for others it means stress, present pressure, debts and chores.

So if we had a big red CANCEL CHRISTMAS button that'd make the whole thing disappear (and just add the days to your holiday entitlement) would you press it?


I'm a man

Yes – cancel Christmas VOTE
No – bring it on VOTE

I'm a woman

Yes – cancel Christmas VOTE
No – bring it on VOTE
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  • SwipeSwipe Forumite
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    It's a lot of fuss for just one day. I do enjoy Christmas Day but I mostly look forward to this time of year for the PDC World Championship darts rather than Xmas itself.
  • torbrextorbrex
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    I already did over 30 years ago and the only problem I have had is getting other people to accept the fact.

    again no option for me in the poll :(
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    DanGBDanGB Forumite
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    edited 12 December 2011 at 3:15PM
    Love it.. all those days off, festive cheer, and all the family come together. Tele's not bad either! Its the one time I have an excuse to indulge in crap food.
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    torbrex wrote: »
    I already did over 30 years ago and the only problem I have had is getting other people to accept the fact.

    again no option for me in the poll :(

    The question isn't about cancelling christmas for you - its about pressing the big 'CANCEL CHRISTMAS' button so it doesn't happen for everyone.

    There are many people who already dont do christmas - eg people of different religions. That isnt the question its about the bigger picture .
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  • torbrextorbrex
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    The question isn't about cancelling christmas for you - its about pressing the big 'CANCEL CHRISTMAS' button so it doesn't happen for everyone.

    There are many people who already dont do christmas - eg people of different religions. That isnt the question its about the bigger picture .
    Well in that case where is the button :D:p
  • Christmas is a time to remember the birth of Christ and also to spend quality time with family and friends. Without celebrations and festivities in our lives then life would be far less fulfilling and joyful. If we find Christmas costly and stressful it is only because we make it so by succumbing to media and advertising hype and losing sight of the true meaning of Christmas.
  • SailorSamSailorSam Forumite
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    It's just a pity we have Christmas at this time of year when the shops always seem to be so busy.
    Couldn't they move it to the summer when it's quieter.
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    SailorSam wrote: »
    It's just a pity we have Christmas at this time of year when the shops always seem to be so busy.
    Couldn't they move it to the summer when it's quieter.

    They tried that in Australia but I don't think it worked.
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  • FranFran Forumite
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    I am surprised by the voting. It implies that underneath the facade that everyone else is enjoying Christmas the truth is we all follow like sheep under some illusion that it's pleasing everyone else and we like to be obliging.

    I can see why some enjoy Christmas. People who have a family and/or friends. People with a home. People who are not ill or have friends and family who are all well. People with enough money to spend more. People who have enough to eat. People who have warm houses. People without debt.

    I love a celebration and would welcome local or national festivals that we choose to attend but I feel there's no option and as soon as the 'C' word is mentioned, often as early as August, I only feel dread.
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  • nearlyrichnearlyrich Forumite
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    I have always really enjoyed Christmas but now the kids are grown up it all seems a bit of a faff LOL
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