When I went shopping the other day, I bombarded with Christmas gift packs, decorations and wrapping paper. I over heard a couple complaining about how many gifts they have to buy and how it's going to break their budget by buying them.
So, do you think Christmas is becoming too commercialized? Have we lost the true meaning of Christmas?
It depends what you think the "true meaning of Christmas" is. In the Roman festival that Christmas coincides with (not coincidentally), excess consumption was part and parcel (no pun intended) of the celebration.
Christmas has been commercialised for quite a while, but you're free to ignore that to a great extent if you want to. You can make gifts instead of buying them, or organise things so you only buy one present each for someone in the family, or give to charity instead.
Most definitely. Hate it more & more, as each year passes!
The stupidity, waste, gluttony, expense beyond reason that people do is Unfathomable!
Then on the Day, relies' gather with others' they can't stand, eat & drink too much, old 'wounds' are brought to the surface & Bingo! domestic violence erupts! How unusual! Really a bad time of year & am happy when Dec 26th dawn breaks!
Woolies started selling Rum Balls THREE weeks' ago! FFS! We just got over Father's Day!
Wonder when the Xmas Carols over shopping Centre PA will start?
Hate, hate, hate ALL the commercialization that goes on with Xmas. People go nuts with spending, & then they're 'in hock' for months' afterwards.
Gross stupidity. It just ramps up more, & more each year.
I read a 'definition' of Xmas years' ago, & IMHO, it's very true!
'People who can't stand each other, gathered together for a day, when they never see or talk to each other, from one year's end to the next, eating too much food, drinking too much grog, on a hot Summer's day'.