posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 04:58 PM
Christmas has become an overhyped and crass display of commericialism. I think the spending time with close friends and family aspect of Christmas is
wonderful and people should continue it, but the commercial aspect has gone way overboard.
Fortunately in the states we have Thanksgiving, which celebrates togetherness and all sorts of good things, just like Christmas once did. Like
anything American, Thanksgiving is somewhat commercial, but nothing on a par with Christmas. I think we should keep Thanksgiving this way. Let's
keep the Thanksgiving spending limited to a turkey and some yams. No thanksgiviving cards, no Thanksgiving gifts to your local bar's bouncer or
pizza delivery guy or whomever demands a Christmas present these days, and no special thanksgiving hats. Let's keep Thanksgiving a day that we
spend with close friends and family. If you have some extra money burning a hole in your pocket, donate it to a charity or something.