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

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    RT, does that mean you won't be shopping on "small businesses Saturday", after manic Friday??
    I realize that may dent your pigskin college football on the last big weekend before title weekend..
    Try to get out between games and shop local and made in the U.S.A.

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    Commercialism has damn near ruined everything including Christmas.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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?
    There is no reason they could not do it on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is just part of the tradition. A "remember the reason for the season" type buddy of mine from college who has become a tech hexadillionaire tells all his family and friends that he will give them the price difference between the black friday/turkey day prices and what they pay if they just do not participate in the insanity and wait until later in December to do their shopping because he is opposed to it all.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    All business lost that fourth weekend between Thanks--giving and Christ--mas this year so they're worried..
    We'll hopefully see more discussion on TV about "small business Saturday" and "cyber-Monday"..
    Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will not be on the same day again for 70,000 years .
    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    There is nothing wrong with gifts. How people behave shopping for them might indicate an issue with society however. I do feel that the most important part of Christmas was getting together with the whole family (Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, ect.) that we don't see and meet with if ever without it. I have found that as time has gone on we don't meet up with everyone and have lost touch with many of the relatives as a result. In WI we can shift a lot of blame to the government and the laws.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    RT, does that mean you won't be shopping on "small businesses Saturday", after manic Friday??
    I realize that may dent your pigskin college football on the last big weekend before title weekend..
    Try to get out between games and shop local and made in the U.S.A.
    On Saturday? Oh, hell no! Won't do it on Friday either.










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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.
    Yes, Christmas is supposed to be about baby Jesus, not a fat man handing out presents and eating my cookies.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    seems my wise words echo through the ages
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
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    shoot it......in the head..........
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    zombie thread


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    shoot it......in the head..........
    The funny thing is that I was going to reply to it again totally forgetting that I already had. For the record, I agree with what I said 2 years ago.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    The funny thing is that I was going to reply to it again totally forgetting that I already had. For the record, I agree with what I said 2 years ago.
    i'm over for thanksgiving with my wife's family and was very sad to hear her sister planning her Walmart black Friday trip which actually starts at 6pm on tomorrow. Her sister is over from the UK to eat dinner with her and all she can think about is the sales, world has gone mad.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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