How many of you are seeing this as a common occurrence in your extended families/friends/towns? I personally don't know of anyone who doesn't know the true meaning of Christmas, rather it be religious or not. To the people I know, it has little to do with presents, and more to do with being with loved ones and being appreciative for all the good things you have in your life. I know there are people out there who ARE like this, but I'm saying I don't see it as being the majority the way its supposed to be.
I think the materialistic side of Christmas is something retailers want us to believe in. They're able to convince us we need the latest and greatest, whatever that might be. Some people succumb, some don't. It's good for business if they're able to get us into their stores, and they're going to do what they can to succeed in that.
Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:07 PM on Dec. 21, 2009
Is boosting the economy really such a bad thing? Every year we hear people complain about the commercialization of Christmas. Does it really matter if I like to get my kids gifts? Plenty of people can enjoy watching their kids run to the tree Christmas morning and enjoy the time and memories they share.
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