I have gradually stopped giving gifts at Christmas. A few years ago my wife, her mother and I decided to stop swapping gifts at Christmas. That has morphed into not giving anybody anything, even the various kiddos in my life.
I have, as an adult, really disliked Christmas for many of years. The forced conviviality of it all really chaps my hide. So it’s not a huge loss to basically take Christmas off. In fact it’s a relief, and my mood over the holidays has noticably improved.
I explain to all that I have chosen to save my resources for nice birthday presents and a just for the hell of it present every now and then. Nobody seems to mind much, and after a year or two nobody buys me a gift any more. It’s great.
Anyone else gone this route?
Upon posting, I see that my thread title is not as specific as it should be. It should read: Has anyone else quit Christmas for good?