My Unpopular Opinions: Christmas Edition

A few weeks ago on Instagram, my friend Abbie shared a post with some of her unpopular opinions. I was mostly in agreement with her unpopular opinions until she turned heretical when it came to coffee–it’s ok though. God’s forgiveness is unending and I’m praying she repents someday soon.

So I thought I would follow her lead (besides the heresy, of course) and share some of my unpopular opinions, but with a Christmas twist.

We all have a lot of opinions, don’t we? And we live in a time where everyone feels the need to make their opinions known. I’m not one to dogpile on an idea, but watch me as I dogpile.

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I feel it’s only fair that you know who you’re following, so without further ado, here are my unpopular opinions surrounding Christmas.

My Unpopular Opinions on Christmas:

  1. I find most Christmas music highly obnoxious. There is nothing in me that wants Jingle Bells “Rocked” or Jingle Bells “regular.” Holly + Ivy, Good King Wenceslas, Still, Still, Still, O Holy Night…yes! Any of those. All I Want for Christmas Is You? No. Santa Baby slipping a sable under the tree? I’ve been an awful good girl?! Ew, what is this? I’ll take the old hymns that mean things that are actually Christmas-related please. Thanks.
  2. The Elf of the Shelf is a bad idea. Everyone I know who does this regrets it by December 4th. Talk about undue and self-induced pressure. Also, kinda creepy.
  3. I like Santa. I just do. Around September 1 when it seems the entire population of Christians begins to debate whether or not Halloween is permissible, and then quickly melds into the Santa debate around November 1–I’m out for that. Do we teach our kids Who Jesus is? Yes. Does Old Saint Nick come around on Christmas Eve. Also yes. Does this interfere with my kids’ eternal well-being? I’m gonna say no. I wrote about this topic HERE six years ago.
  4. The commercialization of Christmas almost makes me physically ill. Walking through stores, the sound of the lady’s voice on all the commercials, the piles and piles and PILES of clearance after Christmas–is SO sickening to me. I like gifts and I like giving them too. But it’s so far from the actual point of Christmas it is gross. I do very little walking around stores this time of year. I have a list and I get in and get out. It’s TOO much!
  5. Merry Christmas > Happy Holidays. The excuse that the woke mob shrieks is that “happy holidays” is more inclusive. Maybe so. To me though, it seems like just one more way to secularize everything. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. Merry Christmas!
  6. Egg Nog is disgusting. It tastes like raw egg yolks and cream. Maybe that’s what it actually is, I’ve never looked into it. It’s bad. The end.

What are your unpopular opinions surrounding Christmas?? Let me know below!

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  1. I am not the biggest fan of Elf on the Shelf, but use it for fun and mostly Acts of Kindness. Our Elf delivers a book for us to read each night and Act of Kindness to match!

  2. Okay well I guess we’re going to have to fight about eggnog! Its just unset custard!! If you make it from scratch its practically a health food!

  3. Amen! Nothing about Jingle Bells says the Savior has come! Here’s where I’m a hypocrite… at least one of the ways. I love “A Christmas Story” and “Elf.””
    As far as Santa goes, we tell our kids that you earn Santa’s gift, but the gift of our ransom is given freely by Jesus to all who accept. We were all on the naughty list.

  4. I hate eggnog, too. The smell makes me want to vomit.
    The Carpenters’ Christmas and Charlie Brown Christmas on repeat here!!

  5. I’m taking Happy Holidays back and signing all of my Christmas cards “Merry Christmas and Happy Holy-days”, reviving the true sentiment of the word!

    P.S. Egg nog is amazing!

  6. Ok. I take great offense at your statements about lesser Christmas music! 😂. I am actually a lover of all Christmas music, although I do prefer Classical Christmas music best. But, after years of teaching Christmas songs to kids and watching them sing with joy and gusto, I am a fan of Rudolph, Jingle Bells, and all other manner of obnoxious mall music!

    I still love you, though – unpopular opinions and all!

  7. Agree about everything except the eggnog…nothing better with some spiced rum and nutmeg sprinkles after an over commercialized shopping trip where I’ve probably offended everyone (on purpose 🤪) by loudly and happily wishing them a VERY Merry love filled Christmas 💕

  8. ummmmm, I was so with you, right up until the end. Egg nog is my favorite!! But I am OK if we disagree on that one!

  9. #2 spot on, we never did Elf on the Shelf, as I could see the issues with it. However, I have to admit, it is kind of funny to laugh at those who go through so much lengths to move and pose their elves and then complain about it. Such a reminder to think to myself, thank goodness I am not one of those having to go through that each day!

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