The Water Cooler – What Will You Miss & What Won’t You Miss About the Holidays?

December 27, 2012 12:00 pm · 23 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

What is one thing you will miss and one thing you will not miss about the Holiday season?

Talk about it….

clam chowder December 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM

definitely going to miss the 10 inches of snow we get in Concord during the holidays. Definitely not going to miss my virginity. happy holidays. that us all.

Jeff December 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Radar and his pictures.

What I won’t miss? Holiday traffic and people with an attitude….

Killjoy December 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Where do I start?
I won’t miss:
The boxes of wrapping paper on the floor.
The crowds in the malls.
The cats climbing the Christmas tree.
The compulsion to spend spend spend.
The horrible ads on TV that are insulting and embarrassing.
Having to spend the days with my extended family.

I’ll miss:

Parsnip December 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I will not miss the Christmas decorations on sale since August, the Santa in the mall since (I guess) October, the store decorations up since October, the HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! ads printed and broadcasted, the “We are opening on Thursday before Black Friday” nonsense that took place, the overloaded Christmas tree lots filled mid-November, the alternative ’70s rock music/Christmas song played on 103.7 the day after Thanksgiving.

I will miss Autumn (my favorite season), because it didn’t exist.

FYI to those who believe in the spirit of “retail” over holiday:

DoReMi December 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I love the sparkly decorations. I will miss the miriad and vibrant colors. I won’t miss the traffic.

Wisecracker December 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I’ll miss my fabulous Christmas tree when I take it down, and yet on the other hand, I’ll be ready to have a cleaned up house and won’t miss it!

Happy New Year!

Claytonite December 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I will miss the excuse for baking (supposedly for other people…1 for them/2 for me)

I will not miss the traffic

I will miss the Christmas music playing in surprising places

I will not miss the crowds

I will miss seeing the Christmas lights and decorations at night

I will not miss the commercials about buying stupid stuff

I will miss the Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie marathon and other channels having Christmas movies

I will not miss the clutter of paper and boxes

I will miss the quietness at work when everyone returns from vacation!

Connie Dobbs December 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I look forward to missing the festive decorations my neighbor across the hall put on my apartment door. I’ve taken them down three times now. She says my other neighbor likes his and she’s trying to make things nice for her son. She could start by moving out of that studio apartment. Her new mercedes has more square footage.

MissMissMiss December 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I’ll miss the decorations and lights. I’ll miss people being a tiny bit kinder to each other during the holidays (I wish people would always act right eveyr day). I’ll miss the Christmas movies and specials on TV. I’ll miss the Christmas music on 96.5. I’ll miss hearing about everyone’s holiday plans.

I will not miss the holiday traffic or the crowded stores.

jtkatec December 27, 2012 at 2:45 PM

I will miss the UPS and Fedex trucks pulling up in front of my house to deliver YET ANOTHER gift.

I’m so good.

marinemom December 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I will not miss everyone saying HAPPY HOLIDAYS instead of Merry Christmas.
I will not miss all the rude people and traffic.
I will miss and have missed it for a few years the true meaning of christmas.

kiarfy December 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

twelve days of christmas…la la la la a la la…… I don’t leave my tree up past the new year. I celebrate the eleven days before leading to christmas day, and then celebrate christmas.

kiarfy December 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Sorry not the right column. 🙁

Cowellian December 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I won’t miss Santa Baby. I absolutely detest it, no matter who sings it.

I miss the candy cane pie that we used to get from Baker’s Square every year.

Triple Canopy December 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I’ll miss being off from work.

I won’t miss….. at point-blank range. Muhahahahahaha.

Captain Concord December 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Happy holidays Marine Mom

And remember… axial tilt is the reason for the season.

@marinemom December 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Gee, you are so filled with the holiday spirit! I don’t celebrate Christmas and NEVER take offense when someone says Merry Christmas, but I do appreciate it when someone says Happy Holidays because then I feel like I am included in the good wishes too.

Larissa December 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

What will I miss? The festive decorations. I love those homes that have great lights and ornaments. So nice. Just brightens you up when you drive home from work throught the dark streets.

What I won’t miss? Crowds of people everywhere! People being mean to each other because someone just parked in that spot you wanted to park in. Crazy people who shoot innocent kids right before Christmas!!!

Happy New Year to you all! Hope this year will bring peace and prosperity to you all.

Antler December 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM

I shall miss the whirl of colors and sparkle inside our home, pretty music, the sensation of surprises coming soon, extra visits from family and friends, the joy I feel when I read the Christmas Story aloud to our family just before we open our gifts… which symbolize to us God’s greatest gift of his Son to teach us here on Earth.

I shall not miss the self-inflicted pressure I put on myself to have everything just perfect for our main family gathering (which this year is tomorrow…..Friday….afternoon and evening).

Lari December 28, 2012 at 1:48 AM

@Larissa – we share the same name. Haven’t seen you here before … hello!

I will miss the time off work. I won’t miss the pressure to spend and the frenzied shoppers.

Walnut Creek Resident December 28, 2012 at 8:02 AM

I will miss the hustle and bustle.. but not the other stuff, like painful memories that come upon me every Christmas.. I have had a bad family that I grew up with and still many unresolved issues. Other than that, I have a lot of things to be thankful for. Christmas and the holidays always remind me to sort of re think the past present and future!!! I dread Christmas for making me think of the past. I get in a giant pity party and after Jan 1 I am so happy. I am a Christian but that does not erase all the stuff we have had happen to us in the past. I have to learn to scrub it out. So many people are hurting and it is terrible to think about our small problems. What is nice about Christmas is I the birth of our Savior. Also it helps to help others by working in a food bank or helping others who need our attention.

The Mamba December 28, 2012 at 8:40 AM

I will miss the couple of days off and extra sleep, I won’t miss the money evaporating from my bank account and stress that goes with it.

john hemm December 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Radar,his friendship and photos…..

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