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14 Memes for People Who Are Cynical Around the Holidays

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Being cynical around the holidays doesn’t automatically make you a “Scrooge” who hates the happiness of others. The reality is, there are a lot of reasons you might feel cynical around the holidays.

Maybe you have a hard family situation, and the thought of happy family memories during the holidays feels like a far away fantasy. Maybe you live with a chronic illness or disability that makes travel difficult, so you feel cynical about the prospect of people caring enough to visit you. Or maybe you just lost a loved one to suicide, and holiday advertising and cheer seems false and dead to you right now.

No matter what your situation is, we want you to know we care. Though memes certainly can’t cure how we’re feeling, sometimes they can give us an opportunity to laugh when we need it most.

If you’re feeling cynical this holiday season, here are some memes we hope will bring a smile to your face:


If anyone is Christmas shopping for me, I wear a size 7 day Caribbean cruise.
via @mytherapistsays Instagram



A man bending over, bracing his hands on his knees with his head hanging down. Caption: Me after dealing with my family for 10 seconds.
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


Transcript: It's time to switch from my normal anxiety to my festive holiday party anxiety.
via @mytherapistsays Instagram



The plot of every Hallmark movie is about a career woman who is too busy for love but she has to move to a small town where a handsome local bachelor teaches her about the true spirit of the holiday. It starts snowing and they kiss. There is also a dog. Via @JoelDoubleyou.
via @beigecardigan Instagram



Three pictures of a man in a living room. In one, a woman is lying on the floor. In the other two, there's a Christmas tree behind him. Caption: I've learned more about love from watching my dad reluctantly rearrange the living room so my mom can make snow angel boomerangs for her 29 Instagram followers than anything else in life. Via @TLBurkhalter.
via @beigecardigan Instagram



As 2018 comes to a close, let's all look back on the past here: [image: Just say yikes and move on. Via @beigecardigan on Instagram.


Which essential oil is best for getting people to stop talking to you? Via @shopkins776.
via @betches Instagram


A four-panel comic. First panel: Santa is writing on his list, captioned: He observes you when you're sleeping. Second panel: Santa is still writing, captioned: He observes you when you're awake. Third panel: Santa is on the computer, captioned: He performs analyses on the data. Fourth panel: A title page for Redefining Naughty: A Study by S. Claus, captioned: And publishes the results in a peer reviewed journal. Via @twisteddoodles.
via @twisteddoodles


How prepared for winter you from a scale of 1 to these guys? With a photo of two people in comically large coats getting on a train.
via @fuckjerry Instagram


A post by @nicksonpt2 asks: What is one thing that became more clear as you got older? Response: Why the Grinch wanted to live alone with his dog.
via @beigecardigan Instagram
Originally published: December 11, 2018
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