I'm with you. Hate christmas. Can't be arsed with all the presents. Hate getting dressed up (wear a suit every day anyway). And I think most of the food is shit (mind you, norwegians have their own "special" christmas dinner). On top of it all you end up using a week (and a half) of your holidays in december, when their is f**k all to do. I preffered living in Australia. Nothing beats christmas on the beach, or your bike
Most wonderful time of the year??? You've got to be joking.
Can't be arsed with all the presents ? Then don't buy (or receive) any.
Hate getting dressed up ? - then don't.
As far as food goes - eat what you like, and don't take a week and a half holiday either if you don't want to.......
Christmas doesn't have to revolve around all that stuff - it's a time when you should be thinking more along the lines of spending some good times with your family and friends.
That's what we try to do - we don't spend loads of money (we don't have it anyway) but we do get together with the people that are important to us.
I can't be doing with this cynical, killjoy attitude to Christmas (and to many other things, come to that). Christmas (like the rest of life) is what you make it .....