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    For as long as i can remember, the Christmas season was always a time i looked forward to every year. I loved the presents, i loved putting up the tree, i loved decorating it and putting the star on; i enjoyed eating the holiday themed treats, seeing the decorations on other people's houses and watching the holiday specials that came on every year. But in recent years, it feels like i just can't get into the Christmas spirit, no matter how hard i try. I graduated from High school in 2011 and since the Christmas of that year, i have been having a hard time keeping myself in the Holiday mood. Since i no longer go to a school that could have a holiday themed party at the very most or pass out holiday themed treats at the very least, there's not much else i can do this time of year these days except help put up the tree, decorate it, put up the other decorations and watch Christmas specials. The problem with the last one is that, these days, whenever i try to watch them, my mind wanders and associates them with the worst possible things i could think of and i cannot for the life of me understand why (e.g. this year, i can't help but think about stupid scenes from a movie i have not seen in years), for me this undercuts the ideals of the holiday season and makes it hard to stay in the spirit. Plus, it goes against my initial plan; i was going to single out the Holidays specials I wanted to watch and watch them over and over again, until i could replay them in my head when need be.

    I'm told that i should actually do Holiday related things to stay in the mood, but I've tried that too, with little to no luck; I've tried decorating the tree while watching holiday specials, but my mind still wandered. I've tried to make Christmas cookies, but not only do i not have cookie cutters, i also have a limited supply of cookie decorators.

    I do not want to end up like those people who see Christmas as just another day with little to no significance, what can i do, the clock has almost run out, Christmas Eve is only 9 days away?
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    I know where yo're coming from. i too once had trouble with Christmas. however, the wonderful friends I have, helped me get over that slump. there are many things you can do to get yourself into the Christmas spirit. every year, at the beginning of December, we go snowboarding in Vancouver (I'm not very good. I always eat it. but I have fun!). at home (they are also my roommates) we do the whole decorating the tree thing but we try to have fun with it and decorate the entire house. we always go out and do street performances (not Christmas Caroling, we're kind of like a band. with me as lead singer) at the mall and the street to hrlp spread the joy of the holiday. all the money we receive, we donate it to a toy drive to help those kids who don't get presents. stuff like that. doing all this always makes me feel good inside, knowing I'm helping others and having fun doing it. nobody can really revive their spirit of Christmas by watching holiday movies (I'm sure may have tried). do something you know will give you that warm feeling inside. personally, what gives me that feeling is when the kids we donate to, come to thank us. this little girl gave me the tightest hug and sayd "thank you mister. you saved our Christmas". that kind of stuff makes me feel good. I'm also the one who dresses up as Santa Claus in our Christmas Parade. The point is, you're not going to revive your Christmas feeling by siiting on the couch. get up and try to spread the fun and joy of Christmas to everybody!!!!
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    Learn to give new meaning to the Holiday season. I'm sure you're used to receiving gifts, how about giving gifts away?

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    What I picked up on most was you saying you miss the holiday celebrations your school had during high school. To that I just say: Socialize. Find some friends to celebrate the holidays with. Throw/attend a party. Take part in a secret Santa give away. Donate to kiddos. Spread cheer.

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    I definitely agree with the others who emphasise participating more actively in the spirit of things than you have before. I hadn't been in the Christmas mood at all this year until I started organising charity activities and actually giving to others. Socialising, giving and being active is really the best distraction from unwanted thoughts; that feeling of cheer, generosity and merriment becomes more about action than about being awed by decorations and presents as you get older, I think.



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    I find I don't have a Christmas spirit at all.
    Doesn't snow here, the baby Jesus stuff would interest me but its ruined for me by religion pushers, I like giving but I don't like the people I give to, nor do I like what they give me and Christmas songs just remind me of enjoying them in my childhood which reminds me of my childhood.
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