I’m just going to say it outright. I hate Christmas. I hate the whole month of December to be honest. People who I haven’t seen all year suddenly believe that I owe them my time just because of a story about a manger. Every year I try to set boundaries and every year people trample all over it. The sadder part is I want this to be a spiritual season for me. I celebrate both Yule and Christmas, and this is a major holy season for my faith. So at a time I’m wanting to focus on spiritual formation, I’m surrounded by stress, demands, and a constant culture wars. So here’s to us rebels who are going to try to refuse the holiday rat race again this year.