happy hallmark day!
happy hallmark day!
Typical white suburban middle-class activism. There's nothing particularly radical about not buying Christmas presents.
Christmas is awesome. Why would I want to boycott it? I like buying people things to show my love for them. Why wait til Christmas? Why not? Does the date we choose really matter? Shouldn't it matter more that we want to show our love at all? Only spoiled people would care about such a thing! Choosing one day to exchange gifts creates for me a sense of generosity, love, and joy. I love the warmth of the holidays. If someone profits from it -- so? What's wrong with making a profit? Isn't that what we all try to do? I do not understand being against such a thing.
And advertising? We are bombarded by advertisements at all points of the year. I see it on every website, every television station, radio station, billboard, and newspaper. There are adverts on buses, in store windows, even on college bulletin boards. It doesn't stop. Time of year doesn't matter.
But if you wanna boycott Christmas, go for it. If you were a friend or family member, I'd still buy you a gift unless you asked me not to. That's always been the most fun for me... making someone else smile.
"From the page: The relentless onslaught of advertising"
Where do you hear all this advertising? I don't understand!
Do you live in a cave, watching TV or something?
Me, I am outside making things by hand!
I have been all about boycotting Xmas for years now. I don't give gifts and I don't want to receive gifts. I think it is utterly stupid and completely not in the spirit of xrist to give presents to each other. Excessive spending on material things has absolutely nothing to do with being a xtian and everything to do with being materialistic, something against which xrist preached.
And hell, I ain't even a xtian, but I have read the bible as well as other holy books and in no way, shape or form is today's xmas celebration a part of any religion. If you're all about xrist, then prove it. Stop celebrating xmas by excessive spending on material things.
I am always so stressed about buying gifts when will this ever stop
I'm in suport of no christmas. Didn't hurt us before to not celebrate.
Gifts are awesome and so are large, fancy meals.
From the page: You know holiday shopping is offensive and wasteful. You know Christmas "wish lists" and "gift exchanges" degrade the concept of giving.
no, I love christmas and family time. you can still celebrate christmas while not giving in to holiday shopping. just make your presents or some such thing.
I like Christmas. I think there can be a compromise between rampant materialistic consumerism, and still enjoying the holiday. I never get gifts myself, because I don't like them, but I love going out looking at lights.
At the risk of sounding pretty cheesy, Christmas really is not about merely buying things. Maybe it is if you got the wrong idea. For a lot of people, this holiday and many others actually means something- family and anyone you are close to actually may take time off from their otherwise busy lives just so everyone can be together. I don't believe in any god, but I do have nice memories from my childhood about Christmas. And while not everyone places that much importance on this holiday, I would be sad for my children to miss that sort of thing. Don't boycott Christmas, do yours differently.
Christmas is about consumerism because people allowed it to become so. You can give presents without spending a lot of money. Make presents - I do. Yes, you'll have to spend some money for the supplies but you can do it cheap and it will have a lot more meaning. I grew up not having much money - I did not get a lot of presents, I was not religious, but i still loved Christmas because it was a time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins - where everyone was happy and getting along. People forget throughout the year to care for each toher and not be pricks. At least this time of year reminds them to be nice.
Well I won't completely boycott, I do have to buy things this season but will avoid the consumerism trap. If your going to stop using a holiday as an excuse perhaps you could spread out your generosity all year long. There are some people that rely on christmas to get the things that they really need.
Christmas sucks. Period.