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?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    If only I could escape the constant assault of Christmas songs in virtually every public space.
    I wholeheartedly agree. I could go the rest of my life without EVER hearing Burl Ives's "Holly Jolly Christmas," Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," or "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" again. Arrrrgh.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think the spririt has been lost to the "money changers".
    That's about what I was thinking. The greed is overwhelming. There is so much junk being shoved in our faces to buy this and buy that, so it takes away from the true spirit of Christmas. Money, money, money. Spend more. Spend more. Spend more. And when the money isn't there as we'd like it to be, then we feel like crapola that we can't give more presents.

    My guess is that the advertising starts asap so the manufactures can make a killing by the time Christmas actually arrives. With the economy so bad, they have to pump, prod and push us harder and longer into buying, buying, buying. And by the time Christmas rolls around, we're worn out and then the credit card bills come rolling in. And many times the bills will arrive at doorsteps before Santas sleigh lands on the roof. It's much easier to spend with credit cards, not giving a thought as to the bill, than it is to actually have to face reality trying to find the money to pay those bills. It's all exhausting.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I prefer the Wordsworth poem "The World Is Too Much With Us" because it's about how getting and spending and their consequences. Wordsworth, William. 1888. Complete Poetical Works.
    perfect, I love a bit of Wordsworth

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Damn people, have you no self control. Since when do decorations and advertising make, as in require, someone to buy a product. It is only commericalized bcause you buy into it.

    Blaming the merchant for your own failings is really sad.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    I wish Christmas would restrict itself to the second half of December and leave the rest of the year alone. There was even Christmas stuff on November 1st this year. Thanksgiving has turned into pre-Christmas. It's kind of absurd.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Damn people, have you no self control. Since when do decorations and advertising make, as in require, someone to buy a product. It is only commericalized bcause you buy into it.

    Blaming the merchant for your own failings is really sad.

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    Quite true.

    However, those of us who don't buy into still are affected in some ways. We are annoyed by ads and stupid Christmas carols, for example.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    The second option, having the most votes at this time, pretty much proves the first option imo.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Quite true.

    However, those of us who don't buy into still are affected in some ways. We are annoyed by ads and stupid Christmas carols, for example.
    Maybe you should grow up. If you let something this minor annoy you so much you may need to get some help.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Sometimes I'm a bit annoyed when the stores have the stuff out by Halloween. However, I love Christmas. Christmas is what you make of it. If you don't go in for the commercialism, then don't. I love crafting, Christmas cookies, and the gift exchange parties - where your gift gets stolen over and over again. I can recite "the night before Christmas by heart." And I loved when my child was still young enough to believe in Santa Claus. I feel a bit guilty passing bell ringers without dropping in a little change in their bucket. Whatever...Hit me over the head with a candy cane. That's me!
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Is Christmas too commercialized? Yes.

    Every year we seem to care about how much shoppers spent for the holiday instead of the holiday itself.

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