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- November 19th, 2006
Have I been under a rock over the past few years, or did Christmas decorations start exceptionally early this year? As in, there's no more Thanksgiving anymore. We go straight from Halloween to Christmas now, and stores don't even bother putting up fall or Thanksgiving stuff.
It's all in the name of selling more products: Christmas is much more marketable than Thanksgiving, thanks in no small part to the fact that the only thing people do for Christmas is give and get stuff. I despise it. Sorry if I offend you by saying I hate what Christmas represents in America, but I see way to much commercialism and corporate interest in a holiday that's supposed to be about love, family, and, if you have it, faith. What the hell's the point anymore?
Don't get me confused: I think that gifts can certainly hold a lot of meaning and can be very cherished between people. But buying people stuff for the sake of getting them something, regardless of if whether it holds meaning or not, is completely contrary to anything the Christmas season should mean.