Is Christmas Too Commercialised?

December 4, 2006 11:55am CST
Well ive just been watching TV and during the commercial break 5 out of 7 Commercials were christmas orientated. you go to the shops and its christmas advertising where ever you look, the corny christmas records are coming thick and fast. Are we forgetting what christmas is trully about? should we let these companies use chtristmas as a giant marketing tool without taking into account why we celebrate it in the first place? or is it a good idea and only ads to the festive spirit?
4 responses
@barcir (932)
• Italy
5 Dec 06
Yes, I'm disgusting of commercialised Christmas, I don't want any present this year
5 Dec 06
You dont want any presents at all? i think you should donate them to me!
4 Dec 06
Buying gifts for family and friends and going to parties are part of what Christmas is about! If we just went to work as normal and didn't make any sort of fuss about it then all the Christians would complain that we weren't celebrating the birthday of their Lord. Try thinking of Christmas as a big birthday party for Jesus, if it helps. OK, so there's a lot of gatecrashers who don't really know the host, but as long as everyone's enjoying themselves what's the problem?
4 Dec 06
wow what an analgie i had never really thought of it that way.you must have got that from somewhere.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I think that Christmas has become too commercialised and used as a marketing tool. Companies use Christmas as a way of getting more money and that's not what the holiday is all about. I prefer companies to say Happy Holidays and what not so they include ALL holidays not just Christmas.
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I agree with soulist. Christmas no longer has the meaning it once did. It's no longer about celebrating Jesus, but about buying things and which company can market the best. Companies also neglect the other holidays in the season. What about hanakuh (sp) or Kwanza. Those holidays should be included as well....Companies shouldn't focus on Christmas by saying "Merry Christmas" but "Happy Holidays" to include every holiday of this season. Christmas is a season of joy and happiness NOT selling stuff.
@Nimbus91 (577)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Well it's a way businesses use chrismast to earn money and it's also cool to have interesting stuff in our comercial too. If you go to malls and you see nothing's change if christmast is near, it would feel weird and boring to have that. Happy Christmas everyone!!!!