S/O What are the worst holiday stories you have ever read/watched? - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 14 Old 11-27-2010, 10:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
Chamomile Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West of the Sierras East of the Sea
Posts: 2,781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I read the other holiday stories thread and all I could think about were these two stories...which I HATE:

 

O'Henry's "Gift of the Magi".  Geesh people, communicate with each other much?  What a sad tale of misbegotten relationship martyrdom.  It bugs the crap outta me.

 

Hans Christian Anderson's "The Fir Tree."  OMG what a sick story.  Honestly though all of his stories make me want to vomit...but this one.  BLUrgh.

Chamomile Girl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 12:27 AM
 
Smokering's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 8,665
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)

Aww, I liked Gift of the Magi. They were sweeties. (And really, compared to O Henry's other stories, this one was incredibly cheery...) What's The Fir Tree about?

 

 


If decomposition persists please see your necromancer.

Smokering is offline  
#3 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
Chamomile Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West of the Sierras East of the Sea
Posts: 2,781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Basically the Fir Tree is about a tree in the forest that wants to be more.  So he gets picked to be a Christmas tree, but that's not enough for him.  It's cool but he wants more.  Then when Christmas is over he is tossed away and slowly dies thinking longingly about being in the forest once more.

 

Yuuuuuck.  Way to make people feel like complete crap during the holiday season.

 

Here it is.  You've been warned.

Chamomile Girl is offline  
#4 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 10:00 PM
 
TiredX2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: it appears to be a handbasket
Posts: 19,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Well, IMO all the variations of The Little Match Girl are pretty darn depressing and horrible.


 

 

TiredX2 is offline  
#5 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 10:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
Chamomile Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West of the Sierras East of the Sea
Posts: 2,781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post

Well, IMO all the variations of The Little Match Girl are pretty darn depressing and horrible.



Isn't that another Hans Christian Anderson story?  I swear most of his stuff is not suitable to read.

Chamomile Girl is offline  
#6 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 10:13 PM
 
TiredX2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: it appears to be a handbasket
Posts: 19,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post

Well, IMO all the variations of The Little Match Girl are pretty darn depressing and horrible.



Isn't that another Hans Christian Anderson story?  I swear most of his stuff is not suitable to read.



Yes, it is.  And the movies are always done as a Family thing.  Yeah, because nothing says "Joyous Family Christmas" like a movie about a homeless orphan who freezes to death in the cold.


 

 

TiredX2 is offline  
#7 of 14 Old 11-30-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Smokering's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 8,665
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)

Heh - I like the Little Match Girl too. :p The Fir Tree, though... that's just weird.


If decomposition persists please see your necromancer.

Smokering is offline  
#8 of 14 Old 11-30-2010, 02:54 PM
 
mamaofthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 4,288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

although maybe not suitable as holiday fair, those stories are suppose to help people remember to be grateful and enjoy what they do have. alot of buddha's stories are like that. letting go, being content, being grateful for what you have. you can always want more, but it won't always make you happy to have more. 

 

h


mama to 7 amazing children  married to my main man for 24 years  and finally home FULL time 
mamaofthree is offline  
#9 of 14 Old 11-30-2010, 03:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
Chamomile Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West of the Sierras East of the Sea
Posts: 2,781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post

although maybe not suitable as holiday fair, those stories are suppose to help people remember to be grateful and enjoy what they do have. alot of buddha's stories are like that. letting go, being content, being grateful for what you have. you can always want more, but it won't always make you happy to have more. 

 

h



Sure, but I think there is a way to do that without being brained by the moral.  I just think these stories are so over the top.

Chamomile Girl is offline  
#10 of 14 Old 12-01-2010, 03:04 PM
 
purslaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,771
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Also depressing...the christmas Shoes.

 

Boy buys shoes for his dying mother on Christmas.  Tearjerker.  Is also a sappy country song.

 

I am not enamoured with most versions of the Christmas Carol - but my DH is, so go figure.

purslaine is offline  
#11 of 14 Old 12-01-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Irishmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the bat cave with heartmama
Posts: 45,396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ooh, is it time for a Christmas Shoes thread?  They are always fun!

Irishmommy is offline  
#12 of 14 Old 12-01-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Tjej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: a beautiful place
Posts: 1,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

The station that plays Christmas songs is now banned in the car with my DH as it started off his holiday season with the Christmas Shoes song.

 :)

 

Tjej

Tjej is offline  
#13 of 14 Old 12-01-2010, 05:02 PM
 
TEAK's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Juneau, AK
Posts: 2,231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ooh, I'm ready for the annual Christmas Shoes hate-a-thon. That is the worst piece of holiday tripe EVER!

 

No offense to those who enjoy tripe.

TEAK's Mom is offline  
#14 of 14 Old 12-07-2010, 03:09 PM
 
PatienceAndLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Meadville, PA
Posts: 1,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I HATE christmas shoes!!!

Then they made it a movie?! It made me want to take a spork to my eyes and eardrums.

TEAK's Mom likes this.

Proud Catholic (30) and mama to V (10)
PatienceAndLove is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 19,299

165 members and 19,134 guests
adventuresOOT , agilesheltie , angeebaby , Angelorum , apeydef , Balee Turner , belltree , Bjugstad , bren94 , busybumblebee , ChasingDreams , chickabiddy , chiefmir , Chloe'sMama , ChristineAnn , Citymomx3 , Daffodil , dahlia810 , Dakotacakes , dani2015 , daniellebluetoo , Dawn's mom , dayloveme , dbsam , Deborah , Earthmother777 , easydoesit , Emanresu , emmy526 , farmermomma , fljen , forestfoster , funfunkyfantastic , goldblooded13 , happyhats , healthy momma , hexlein4 , hillymum , hopeful22 , ian'smommaya , iceface , jaimezee , Janit368 , japonica , JayaSky , jazzmom74 , jcdfarmer , jojobean , JoyfamMama , JustJenny , justmama , K703 , katelove , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , kitchensqueen , kleinemaus , Kushali , LadyAnnibal , leftcoaster , LeighPF , Leyah5683 , lightheartedmom , lilacvioletiris , lilgreen , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , Linda on the move , Little mom , lolo77 , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , mamadance84 , mamadee17 , mandamamma , Maple123 , Marianne Bliss , marilyn612 , mckittre , MeepyCat , Milk8shake , minerva23 , mirabillis , Mirzam , missmason , MissMuffet , moominmamma , MoonWomb , MPsSweetie , mrsgail , Mylie , MylittleTiger , naiade , Nemi27 , newmamalizzy , nj001 , oaksie68 , orangemomma , pers , Piskito , priya110in , prosciencemum , pumabearclan , quantumleap , rainydaywoman , rcb215 , RexxyChris , RollerCoasterMama , RosemaryV , rubelin , SandiMae , sarafl , seap3 , Serenity Now , shantimama , Shevas , Shmootzi , sidrajedi , siennaflower , sillysapling , SkiBum , Skippy918 , sofreshsoclean , SplashingPuddle , Springshowers , stardogs , Stephanie Weaver , Strong Mama , swissmiss2584 , TBallman , teaismca , TealCandy , Teles , Tigerle , TourmalineMama , treehugginhippie , TrishWSU , TwilightJoy , TwoBlessings_ , typebug , Viola , VocalMinority , wassernixe , Wild Rose , Wolfcat , xixstar , YogaBoga1
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.