December 13th is just about the perfect time for holiday burnout: We've been going strong since Thanksgiving, we're deep in the middle of unavoidable holiday oversaturation, and there are still two weeks until Christmas.
Which means it's the perfect time for a survey like this. Here's the definitive list of the top 11 things people hate about the holidays, courtesy of a poll by Harris Interactive.
#1.) Crowds . . . including traffic, crowds in parking lots, and people in stores.
#2.) How early stores start putting out holiday decorations and displays.
#3.) A focus on gifts and not the spirit of the holidays.
#4.) People cutting in line.
#5.) Travel prices being so incredibly high.
#6.) Too much holiday music everywhere.
#7.) Pressure to give gifts to more people than you really want to.
#8.) People leaving their Christmas decorations up until February or March.
#9.) People who double dip at holiday parties. (???)
#10.) Stores that don't give out gift boxes.
#11.) Family members or friends who don't bring anything when you're hosting a party.
A few things that came close but didn't make the list include hangovers, gaining weight, people being artificially friendly, TV commercials where cars are wrapped in giant bows, and taking down decorations and lights.
The survey also found 11% of people say they don't have ANY issues with the holidays.