OK, I'm looking for a little more advice. It's Christmas, I'm an exceptionally festive person (seriously, I start listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween, I'm not kidding, I LOVE Christmas!!), and as anyone who's read my other topics and posts knows, I'm dating an unbaptized, inactive JW who hasn't been to the KH in forever but still completely and utterly despises Christmas and all things associated with it (and other holidays, too, he just hates celebrations).
So the question is, how does one deal with this situation?? We're in a long-distance relationship, so we won't be together for the holidays anyway. And we do need to have a serious talk about how we approach the holidays, we've agreed on that, but he wants to talk about that face-to-face and so do I, so that'll have to wait until he comes for a visit in January. In the meantime, we're in touch on a daily basis, either via email or phone calls, and quite frankly, I like to talk about Christmas a lot, it's a major thing in my life and most things that I'm doing now are Christmas-related, but he skirts any and all mention of Christmas. For example, I told him yesterday in an email that I had helped decorate my grandparents' house for Christmas, something that I love doing, and when he replied, he conveniently said that he had nothing to talk about and left it at that.
True, he hasn't complained recently about my talk of Christmas and all of the seasonal stuff going on here at my house, but I'm sure it's not far off. He's complained before, and he curtly cuts me off when I talk about it on the phone - usually something like, "Can we not talk about Christmas?? It's annoying." - and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he complains again. I think he just doesn't understand how something that he's never had can be so important to someone else, and he refuses to see things that way.
I'm not toning down on my holiday spirit for him or anyone else, this is my favourite time of the year (and he's well-aware of that), so does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with my "JW in name only" boyfriend over the holidays?? I'm really starting to think that he's not the nice, sweet guy that I fell in love with. Christmas really brings out his bad side, and it's not pretty.