35 Dumb Christmas Traditions We Need to Stop

The Christmas season is almost here. Out of every holiday in the world, Christmas is one that’s surrounded by tradition. Most people visit their family, give gifts, eat together, and celebrate in the same way they’ve done for years. If a person chooses not to visit their family for Christmas, people act like they’re strange. To be frankly honest, the person is just going against tradition, and there isn’t anything wrong with that.

Going against tradition is only taboo because it’s not the norm. We decided to take a look at some of these traditions and really analyze them. We found, at the end of the day, some of them were just plain dumb. For example, fruitcake is seen as a joke. Most people don’t like it because it’s the densest cake ever created. Since it’s a huge joke, why is it still such a huge tradition during Christmas? Why do we still give it to people in place of a regular cake?

Another thing we’ve always found odd is the Elf on the Shelf. Nowadays, people take their privacy very seriously, but there’s nothing wrong with putting an all-seeing eye on the mantle of the fireplace. It can be fun to put the Elf in weird places around the house, but the actual meaning is pretty dumb.

Those aren’t the only two stupid Christmas traditions we found. Here are 35 Christmas traditions that should probably be abandoned for the greater good.