Read the article I wrote for Nation's Punched, come back here, and share your Christmas commercial nightmares.
¶ 4:37 PM
nice job on this essay. i especially liked hearing your philosophy on gifts. i'm around someone who has kids (i don't have my own) and the fixation on more-more-more gifts blows me away. i like to give something i've baked (if time permits)
It's amazing how overblown and absurd Christmas has become. Amidst all the hubbub about "the war on Christmas" and the insane gift giving and the decorating and Santa fetishism, there is a small, lovely holiday trying to get out.
I can't stomach the ACLU stand trying to take the religion out of Christmas. Even (sometimes especially) in small towns, they're too afraid to even use the word...it's gotten to be Happy Holidays or some other euthanized version.