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Single For Christmas: 10 Worst Things About Being Alone During The Holidays

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There are couples kissing under the mistletoe, holding hands while skating alongside each other and other lovey-dovey things that make you cringe. It's holiday season and if you're spending it without a significant other, we get it: it sucks.

Whether you usually care about your single status or not, there's something about this time of year that keeps throwing coupledom in your face. There's no point in lying about it, so let's just get all of our cards on the table.

Here are 10 reasons why being single during the holidays can be the absolute worst. What'd we miss?

The Holidays Are Supposed To Be About Being Happy
But sometimes we feel like crying (and swearing).
When You're Single, You Can't Swap Germs With Your Boo
Are you saying you wouldn't like locking lips with your other half beneath an inanimate object or a branch?
You Have Nobody To Hold You During Your Worst Holiday Moment
Or when you can't remember where you parked the car.
You Have To Enter The Holiday Party Alone
I'm sorry, but we all can't be Beyonce.
Not Having Anyone To Hold Hands With When You Skate
Or help us when we fall on our butts.
Getting Questions From The Family
Leave us alone!
Having To Watch Christmas Classics Alone
And nobody to hold you during those sappy moments.
Putting Up Decorations Alone
Trees are heavy, people.
Having To Hear Everyone Else's Stories
The gifts, the engagement rings, the damned mistletoe.
Dancing Alone
But who knows, you could be great at it.
And Christmas Morning Is Just The Worst
Why buy myself a gift when I can get it from someone else?

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