View Poll Results: Have the ruined Christmas?

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  • Yes the spirt of the holiday has been lost

    38 50.67%
  • No I like the materialistic side of xmas and its good for the economy

    22 29.33%
  • Not really bothered either way its just another day off for me

    15 20.00%
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Christmas is the excuse I have for not visiting my annoying family 364 days out of the year.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think the left has destroyed the real meaning of Christmas and that is very sad.

    I think the trouble started when Karl Marx grew that beard and the European working classes mistook him for Santa....

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    how has commercialism destroyed Thanksgiving! What the heck?!
    Commercialism also has destroyed the Easter, the Diwali, the April Fools Day, my own birthday, and everything in between. Game over, we have lost.

    Once it was all like: "Honey, I have just clubbed this possum, and I will make the stew, because it's your special day" - intimate and authentic. And now? "I've reserved a table at your favorite Japanese place"....

    It's just not the same.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    If no one shopped, the stores would remain closed. Companies reacting to demand is nothing new...
    No, no, no!!! You simply MUST stay with the rhetoric of the root of all evil being corporations. Its THEIR fault. People dont WANT to go shopping...but they MAKE them. Its THE EEEEEEVIL corporations I tells ya!!!

    Of course, no one ever said jack dammit about theaters being open on Thanksgiving. Thats different....

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Commercialism also has destroyed the Easter, the Diwali, the April Fools Day, my own birthday, and everything in between. Game over, we have lost.

    Once it was all like: "Honey, I have just clubbed this possum, and I will make the stew, because it's your special day" - intimate and authentic. And now? "I've reserved a table at your favorite Japanese place"....

    It's just not the same.
    Yeah... I guess you are right. I only have a 30 second memory span due to commercials and simply forgot.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    how has commercialism destroyed Thanksgiving! What the heck?!
    How? By Starting the black friday sales all day on Thanksgiving....which means that workers, who would normally be able to spend the holiday with their families, now have to work. Its not enough to have black Friday? Now they have to have Black Thanksgiving?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No, no, no!!! You simply MUST stay with the rhetoric of the root of all evil being corporations. Its THEIR fault. People dont WANT to go shopping...but they MAKE them. Its THE EEEEEEVIL corporations I tells ya!!!

    Of course, no one ever said jack dammit about theaters being open on Thanksgiving. Thats different....

    The reality is.....given the choice, most people who most likely prefer to shop on Friday, rather than Thanksgiving....but they WILL shop on Thanksgiving because the corporate world has moved the sales from Black Friday to Thanksgiving. Given the choice....most workers would prefer not to have to work on Thanksgiving, but if they want their job, they now have to. Sorry....whether you like it or not....it IS corporate greed that is driving this.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Xmas is critical to the economy ... everything else takes a back seat ...

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Was in Wal*mart today and was shocked to see xmas tree's up, xmas music playing and the staff wearing xmas hats! Xmas has been very commercial for a long time as we all know but is it getting too much? Its only Nov 15th and it is already being shoved down our throats, I mean what about thanksgiving? This will be my 3rd thanksgiving and you hardly even hear about it!
    Growing up I used to get excited on Dec 1st seeing all the decorations being put up and hyas it got closer you used to get that nice warm feeling inside knowing xmas was just around the cornor. Nowdays they start so early that by the time xmas actually comes I just want it to be over with and all the good spirt and magic of xmas is lost. I was brought up a catholic and I have to say its very odd for me that there is not even a sign in the stores that it is a relgious holiday just full of tacky snowmen and cheap toys.
    Commercialism has damn near ruined everything including Christmas.










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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeau View Post
    its Christmas not Xmas you have taken christ out of it, it was started by the birth of jesus
    The birth of Jesus was in the summer. The early church just co-opted a pagan festival to make their holiday more popular.
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