Although Love Actually star Colin Firth helped celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in London this week, he confessed he doesn't find this time of the year so wonderful.
The actor, who stars as Ebenezer Scrooge's sprightly nephew, Fred, in a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, said he is much more like the story's old miser.
He even avoids turning on the radio so he doesn't have to hear Christmas tunes.
"Those novelty jingles make me homicidal and plunge me into the heart of Scrooge territory," he said.
He added that he appreciates the Dickens classic because it has a bit of a dark side.
"I think A Christmas Carol is the best seasonal story you'll find, because after its darkness, fear and regret, you're ready for a bit of joy by the end."