I can see how working with and having kids would complicate matters.And now I realize I can’t even say such a thing out loud because I’m a teacher of kids and I can’t be a sour grump, I have to be positive inspiration at all times. Oh boy, I’ve really tied these knots tight.
I only had little old me really to think about, and everyone else around me are adults.
I’d just up and out tell people that asked that I was a f*cking grinch. I even used to make a joke out of it when everyone would come in in jumpers I’d wear either a hilariously not-Christmas jumper or a Scrooge one with something funny on it. I have been known to stick a piece of paper with ‘I identify as a Christmas jumper’ on a plain one - we were all to busy laughing at it to bother about the whole I don’t like Xmas thing. I’d joke that I was taking one for the team by working xmas, and that I was not working new year in exchange bc I was going out partying
Does it have to be black and white in that you can’t be positive about not liking Christmas? Could there maybe be a way to keep the positive attitude and still respect that it isn’t something you want to get involved in? Can you be positive and say I did absolutely nothing and it was *great*, it was quiet out, I did exactly what I wanted all day, I ate whenever I pleased and I didn’t have to clear up after 20 people etc etc