SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Twenty year veteran children's entertainer and actor Phil Cale dresses in his Santa suite for his 6th year playing the professional role of Father Christmas at Stanhope Gardens Shopping Centre on December 6, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Straight Down The Line Promotions is one company training and supplying hundreds of Santa's to Australian suburban areas, Phil Cale will see an estimated 4000 children during his 35 day assignment at Stanhope Gardens Shopping Centre this year. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)


I was in line the other day, about 20 people deep, when a man decided it would be a great time to open a store credit card and save 10 percent on the day’s purchases. Normally, I’m pretty chill about these things, but because there were only 18 shopping days left until Christmas, I felt like my head was about catch fire like Anger in “Inside Out.”

Ah, the holidays.

But I’m not alone! This is a stressful time of year and EVERYONE is LOSING THEIR MINDS!

According to a new survey, 19% of people say they can’t WAIT for the holiday season to be over. (That’s not a lot. But it’s still harsh.)

And here are the five things they’re can’t stand:

1.  Nonstop Christmas music. (I actually enjoy this if it doesn’t start too early. There’s nothing like Karen Carpenter crooning some Christmas classic – OMG THE ALLITERATION THERE IS TABLOID QUALITY – to make me merry and bright.)

2.  Wrapping presents. (Yeah. This one is no fun for me. Because I failed geometry, I am always cutting the paper to short or too long. And I lose the scissors and tape EVERY SINGLE PRESENT.)

3.  Carolers. (I have never, ever seen a live caroler. I’ve seen Santa, real reindeer and possible a Ghost of Christmas past – or maybe that was an old boyfriend – but NEVER have I EVER seen a caroler. They are like unicorns around my way.)

4.  Decorating. (Tedious, but with the right music – see above – tolerable. Even fun. Also, add cocktails. Best time ever.)

5.  Spending time with their family. (Well, this is just mean. They’re all we have. One day won’t kill you! Also – cocktails. See above.)

On the bright side, 95% of people are looking forward to time off of work. So there’s that!

Happy Holidays!