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Lonely this Christmas?

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An Cailin Rua
Anne-Marie Flynn

There’s no good way to say this, so I’ll just come out and say it. (Deep breath.) I really don’t like Christmas.
It can’t be unsaid now, so sue me.
Look, I’m sorry I’m a killjoy. I’m sorry for being the Grinch. But the run-up to the festive season leaves me a bit cold in more ways than one, and instead of merriness and jollity, this time of year is more likely to leaving me feeling stressed and cynical. I can’t be alone, right?
Twelve winters of working in retail may have something to do with this, where Christmas begins in early October and holidays end at midnight on Christmas Day. I’m eternally grateful that I’m no longer compelled to hear Slade or Cliff Richard on a loop throughout October, but that sense of still being sick of the previous Christmas by the time the next one rolls around has never really left me.
And this bag of misery is not done yet! Christmas is almost entirely a........

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