Christmas isn't all about presents and lights and carols and candy canes. That stuff doesn't appear under the tree overnight, no matter how many years you spend trying to convince your children that that's the case. To be honest, some of the stuff you have to do to make Christmas the magical holiday it is is actually kind of a pain in the butt.
It is a lot of work to make the magic happen. And often, things don't turn out exactly how you imagine them to. Sometimes you are "dreaming of a white Christmas," but in reality, you are, "counting down the days until your children stop terrorizing you and go back to school. Oh god, please don't let it snow because you cannot handle a snow day right now. Please, they are hopped up on hot chocolate and giddy with gifts. The school needs to take them back now."
Christmas is stressful for some.This puppy clearly needs a break from it all. And so do these people.
#MyChristmasPeeves The neighbour leaving his flashing lights on all night!— Qu'ici - Ready For A New Years Revolution (@Qu'ici - Ready For A New Years Revolution)1544353934.0
Over decorating ... #MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/MyTP3gbdI9— Social✽Fly (@Social✽Fly)1544356130.0
Elf on a Shelf
#MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/3d50A3mTQ6— Saga_Says (@Saga_Says)1544355044.0
The extra help I get while decorating. #MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/zHJumkR9qN— Heldstab (@Heldstab)1544355647.0
Christmas not Xmas
People using Xmas instead of Christmas #MyChristmasPeeves— J Money #BLM (@J Money #BLM)1544353274.0
Gift wrapping...ugh #MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/wBKLPWwRTO— Fruit Cake is a Flavour 🎂🎋 (@Fruit Cake is a Flavour 🎂🎋)1544354065.0
#MyChristmasPeeves impatient people. The lines will be long. Just be patient! https://t.co/cWpo9VW5bX— 📚 Book'em Mary 📚 (@📚 Book'em Mary 📚)1544353487.0
Ho Ho Ho
Everyone gets away with saying Ho Ho Ho #MyChristmasPeeves— Fruit Cake is a Flavour 🎂🎋 (@Fruit Cake is a Flavour 🎂🎋)1544353705.0
#MyChristmasPeeves Being single... https://t.co/XaPZGU6aYK— Leeza💙 (@Leeza💙)1544353767.0
Damn parsnips masquerading as roast potatoes. #mychristmaspeeves— John Lane (@John Lane)1544353894.0
GrinchesOh man, when I was a kid my parents sat me down and in the most serious tones I've ever heard them use, told me not to ruin Santa for any of the Christian kids.
Working on Christmas
#MyChristmasPeeves That anybody would have to work on Christmas. Everybody should be off to celebrate with their family.— Coach Brian (@Coach Brian)1544358983.0
Reminding Mariah Carey that I’m married. She just keeps saying all she wants for Christmas is me. STOP MARIAH. #MyChristmasPeeves— Dale (@Dale)1544353352.0
#MyChristmasPeeves Shops and supermarkets being so busy.....and people blocking the aisles and having a chat when s… https://t.co/KSgpyJV3Az— Lamby (@Lamby)1544353599.0
#MyChristmasPeeves Festive co-workers talking about their presents, families, vacation plans, etc. Just let me do my work and go home— I'm Just Dan (@I'm Just Dan)1544354817.0
Organised braggers. No one cares that you bought all your presents in August. 😑 #MyChristmasPeeves— Rachel ⚘ (@Rachel ⚘)1544353209.0
Tinsel in my cat's poop. #MyChristmasPeeves— Rachel ⚘ (@Rachel ⚘)1544354457.0
#MyChristmasPeeves That surprise visit from the one family member you forgot to buy a gift for.— Gaviscon' nowhere 😷 (@Gaviscon' nowhere 😷)1544353529.0
How much I let myself go... 😬 #MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/SVuORv1Hll— Rachel ⚘ (@Rachel ⚘)1544354150.0
Holiday Twitter namesPretty much from Halloween through the new year, I have no idea what anyone's real names on Twitter are.
Office Christmas cards
Getting Christmas cards from everyone in the office and feeling obliged to give them back. #MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/aKgkQ7dKkW— Rachel ⚘ (@Rachel ⚘)1544354346.0
#MyChristmasPeeves When people steal my Christmas decorations outside! There used to be two. https://t.co/1tZjMwazZV— Christina Murphy (@Christina Murphy)1544359516.0
Being broke #MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/pLITkAxTRi— Aisha E. (@Aisha E.)1544360828.0
Odd hoursI've never thought about this, but it's so true! Wake up early, but no lunch?! And early dinner at 4?! What do you expect me to do for all those hours?
Blood Red Decor
#MyChristmasPeeves Blood Red Decor https://t.co/UhortB4MPU— LiNC😷LN PARK (@LiNC😷LN PARK)1544355592.0
#MyChristmasPeeves Running out of wrapping paper or sellotape with 3 presents left to wrap— Lamby (@Lamby)1544353330.0
#MyChristmasPeeves when you have to remove the decorations again— VeldLot🌷 (@VeldLot🌷)1544355598.0
Sitting on Santa’s lap 🎅🏻#MyChristmasPeeves https://t.co/hSPxO0a88j— Karl® (@Karl®)1544353479.0
Sharing your birthday
Having to share your birthday with a kid named Jesus that’s way more popular #MyChristmasPeeves— That Girl (@That Girl)1544356643.0