12.03.2021

Sick of the Christmas Retail Push? Push Back with Creepmas

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If somebody banged on your door several times a day every day for 4-5 months in order to tell you about something you didn't want to hear (e.g., their religious beliefs), you'd probably find it annoying. I know I would. Now imagine that they kept doing this every year during the same 4-5 months throughout your entire life. And finally, imagine that it wasn't just them doing it but several others too. This is how I have come to feel about Christmas.

I honestly think that my entire attitude toward Christmas might be very different if we didn't begin hearing about it until after Thanksgiving (instead of July) and if it didn't get in the way of both Halloween and Thanksgiving. I'm not saying I'd get as excited about it as many atheists seem to, but I do think I might enjoy it more than I do. As far as I'm concerned, the whole thing has been thoroughly ruined and seems to get a bit worse every year.

Until this year, I hadn't had much interest in trying to replace Christmas with anything else, but that may have been because I'd never heard of Creepmas. Thanks to Infidel753 for bringing it to my attention. If there was one way I might be able to enjoy some aspect of Christmas, besides the annual war on it, it would have to be some sort of Christmas-horror mashup. Here's how Lady M's Haunted Parlor quoted Chad Savage, creator of the Creepmas website started in 2011, about the motive behind Creepmas:

CREEPMAS started in 2011 as a good-natured push back at Retail America for trying to force Christmas down our throats as early as July. Something has gone seriously wrong with how holidays are marketed to us in the last decade. When you go to a major retail store in mid-October only to find they've gotten rid of all their Halloween merchandise in favor of snowmen & Santas, well, it's time to take action!

Um, hell yes! This is definitely something I can get behind. I just wish I was more creative, but I'll have to leave that to others. At least I can watch as many horror flicks as I can cram into December, promote others' Creepmas work on social media, and refuse to shop at all. That's the thing the Christmas-pushers do not seem to realize: the more they push, the more some of us are going to push back. In that way, I suppose they aren't that different from the theocrats who push their religious beliefs on the rest of us.

You can learn more about Creepmas here.