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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

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    We'll have this thread cleaned up in a jiffy...

    Hey...best response to ending the commercialization of Christmas...is to STOP SHOPPING.

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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
    Isnt it ironic that you resurrected a dead thread, created a zombie thread, and referenced the OZ in doing so?

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

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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.
    I have to say this year even before Halloween was over, the Thanksgiving decorations were on sale 50% off and the stores had already started filling their shelves with Christmas items. I have to agree this year the push for Christmas started ahead of schedule. I think a lot of it has to do with low expectations for retail this year. People are scaling back on their giving. Most haven't seen a decent raise this past year, many are still unemployed, their taxes went up local, state and federal, their insurance premiums have jumped thanks to Obamacare, while many are seeing their utilities take a hike due to new EPA regulations.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    didnt answer the poll because no answers fit



    chistmas is what you make it, its that simple

    i love christmas and i think its great, nobody has the power to change that
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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.
    Ha, I seen some of that stuff going on before Halloween. Big Lots, Walmart and a couple of other stores down here were putting out Christmas stuff in early October. But most of our holidays anymore have nothing to do with what was intended, they are used to sell people stuff. Memorial day sales, Columbus day sales, Veterans day sales, black friday, cyber monday, Christmas sales, 4th of July sales and on and on and on. Well up theirs.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Ha, I seen some of that stuff going on before Halloween. Big Lots, Walmart and a couple of other stores down here were putting out Christmas stuff in early October. But most of our holidays anymore have nothing to do with what was intended, they are used to sell people stuff. Memorial day sales, Columbus day sales, Veterans day sales, black friday, cyber monday, Christmas sales, 4th of July sales and on and on and on. Well up theirs.
    ... I'm not sold on that. Christmas has been commercialized since the 1800s. Macy's, for example, has been sponsoring Christmas trees and having holiday shopping sales for over 100+ years. I'd also bet that the 1901 Christmas shopping season started in early November too.

    The time changes, but human nature doesn't. We were just as antisocial, commercialized, busy, offensive, etc. now as were were back then. The only difference is that we tend to view the past through idealized nostalgia.

    E.G., "All this technology is making us antisocial" ... as if we weren't anti-social before technology? Look at the picture below --
    "But, when I was a kid ..." or "My parents lived in a time ..." is a total load of hooey.

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    I didn't used to think so....I've always enjoyed both the secular and religious sides of Christmas. I used to love the Black Friday start to the Christmas/Holiday season. However, last year and even moreso this year, Corporate greed creeping in and destroying Thanksgiving...they have pushed me over the edge. I am definitely not going to spend like I have in the past because I am disgusted with the quest for the almighty dollar. I am personally going to boycott every store that is open on Thanksgiving and will do my shopping at the businesses that are waiting until Friday - Nordstrom, Costco to start.....
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I didn't used to think so....I've always enjoyed both the secular and religious sides of Christmas. I used to love the Black Friday start to the Christmas/Holiday season. However, last year and even moreso this year, Corporate greed creeping in and destroying Thanksgiving...they have pushed me over the edge. I am definitely not going to spend like I have in the past because I am disgusted with the quest for the almighty dollar. I am personally going to boycott every store that is open on Thanksgiving and will do my shopping at the businesses that are waiting until Friday - Nordstrom, Costco to start.....
    If no one shopped, the stores would remain closed. Companies reacting to demand is nothing new...
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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...
    True to a certain extent....but it goes both ways....if the stores remained closed, no one would shop and the workers could spend Thanksgiving with their families.
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