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 disneydude View Post
    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.
    No, it's only one way. If there were no customers, the stores would remain closed...
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No, it's only one way. If there were no customers, the stores would remain closed...
    Not really....if the stores remained closed, there would be no customers. Not only is commercialism destroying Thanksgiving, it has really cannibalized black friday as well.
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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...
    : I won't be shopping, but our weather has a lot to do with that, too.! brrrr...

    Happy Thanksgiving, AP! Haven't seen you around much!

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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not really....if the stores remained closed, there would be no customers. Not only is commercialism destroying Thanksgiving, it has really cannibalized black friday as well.
    Demand seeking fulfillment will always win out as everyone wants to get something for "nothing" almost...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : I won't be shopping, but our weather has a lot to do with that, too.! brrrr...

    Happy Thanksgiving, AP! Haven't seen you around much!
    A Happy Thanksgiving to you pg. I've been laying low from debate sites recently as I tired of the SOS...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    I think the left has destroyed the real meaning of Christmas and that is very sad.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    What is the "Spirit of Christmas" anyway? Getting together with family, and all that. How could commercialism ruin or stop that? It can't. The idea that it can is ridiculous.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    The question is kind of silly.

    Did the Christmas night Mass lose its special meaning for the Catholic faithful because there are minimum-wage santas and elves prancing around the neighborhood malls?

    Does the custom of giving to the less fortunate around this time of year suffer from the obsessive need to procure the coveted toy for my own more fortunate niece?

    I don't see how.

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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.
    What did it use to be, what did the "left" do to the original and what is it now? Doesn't seem to have changed from the 70's when I was a kid... but maybe they ruined it before that? Help me out.
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    Re: Has commercialism ruined Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not really....if the stores remained closed, there would be no customers. Not only is commercialism destroying Thanksgiving, it has really cannibalized black friday as well.
    how has commercialism destroyed Thanksgiving! What the heck?!
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