I Tired of Materialistic Commercial Holidays

we are not cheap we are just tired of the over materialization of every single holiday!! 850 People

    You Don't Get It Do You- Holiday Materialism Misconceptions 101

    What i'm really really REALLY  tired of is the backlash gift givers get anymore if they want to buy ONE gift for someone or play "Santa" for a kid they know doesn't get much that that has somehow become wrong because Christmas isn't about gift giving or more importantly...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    Dec 15, 2010

    Disclaimer: This is a rant,

    and may not necessarily be coherent. You have been warned. I hate the commercialization of Christmas!!!!! I have never cared but for some reason this year it fills me with so much bile. Do you know what Christmas is? It isn't a Santa Claus holiday. Christmas, by it's very...
    TerriTerrific TerriTerrific
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2013

    I am so glad the holidays are over with.

    It is a stress and a strain every year for me. Why do Americans twist the holiday up so much? It is the birth of Jesus and the 3 wise men brought gifts to honor him. They didn't rush out and emty the stores to impress each other. There wasn't a 3 day feeding frenzy. Christmas...
    mafields mafields
    41-45, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    Sudanese Words of Wisdom

    My boyfriend and I were watching a documentary on refugees from Sudan who came to live in America. I was shocked back into reality when after watching them tour a mall in Chicago and later walk down a decadent, red and white boulevard, I realized they weren't amazed, but rather...
    waterstories waterstories
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    Very Confused...

    I think I have Depression. I said "think" because I don't see any real reason for it. I feel like I am just being over dramatic and a big baby. That's why I have been pushing the idea aside for this long. But I'm starting to think it wasn't just a stupid excuse. When I was in...
    supertramp92 supertramp92
    Nov 17, 2011


    Each year I buy less and less and try to encourage my family as well as others to get out there and volunteer their time. I managed to get the guys at the office to work a food drop and each year we do a family food drive but I think there should be more. I know that so many can...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Jun 19, 2008

    Wish It Would Stop

    While I don't mind getting people gifts here and there, I detest holiday shopping. It's like people let go of all consideration and kindness for other people until they get home. A crap load of cars on the road when you're trying to get home from work because people just have to...
    Durious Durious
    26-30, M
    Jul 18, 2008

    The Meaning Has Been Diluted

    Some songs just don't have any soul to them. I swear sometimes it's like you just hear the same things over and over. It gets boring after a while. I think Christmas is one that gets me the most. People go out and buy all this stuff but they don't know that most of it has a...
    Winterborn Winterborn
    1 Response Sep 1, 2008

    Big Companies Make Them Up ...

    Big companies make them up to make money and people fall for it hook, line and sinker. They feel compelled to buy presents for everyone they know (which kinda loses its meaning) instead of giving them to show our appreciation for someone who deserves it and is important in our...
    numisiro numisiro
    36-40, M
    Jul 29, 2008

    No Pricetag Requred

    The best part of the holidays for me used to seem like it was the food and getting what you wanted from Santa Claus or your parents. Or buying cards for Valentine's Day or making sure to go all out and cook/buy too much food for Thanksgiving. Pick a holiday, even just one. Pick...
    BrassSlinger BrassSlinger
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2011

    The Spirit Of Christmas

    When did Christmas become just about the presents? What happened to the Spirit of Christmas? Why can't we enjoy the music, the decorations, the food, being with friends and family without having to worry about who gave the biggest gift? Little children grow up saying gimme...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

    Holiday Fear

      What will you give? Will you get enough? They say times are hard and living is tough. Child with no toy, girl with no boy All hope is gone and so is their joy What would it take to dust off your fear? Get off of your couch and smile with good cheer? Walk down the road and open...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    does valentines day count

    for this? or am I supposed to be conjuring up romantic feelings that will only be satisfied by chocolate and flowers? I also dislike all the marketing towards kids as if I'm obligated to get them gifts too. I'm all for a day of chocolate, but the aisles of red and pink seem...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 31

    Christmas, Valentine's,

    everything. I understand all of the buying and selling that has to happen, but celebrations that are supposed to be about family or love end up being about money.
    EdgyEdge EdgyEdge
    13-15, F
    Feb 6

    I Tired Of Them, So I Left Them Behind...

    One thing I love about living in another country with different religious mores from those in my home country is that my husband and I can celebrate holidays our own way. I used to HATE Christmas, especially the part about going broke trying to please everyone and get everything...
    guavachick guavachick
    36-40, F
    Apr 9, 2012

    I Don't Buy Gifts, Exce...

    I don't buy gifts, except for my kids. They get one toy and an outfit. But we gather with family and close friends to celebrate with meals and music.
    michichibi michichibi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2008

    I Hate It!

    i am weird but i hate being like a sheep where everyone gets in line on valentines day to buy flowers or candy. it seems tacky to me. i hate that christmas is all about buying as much crap as you can and spoiling your kids ruining them to death. is this what really matters...
    craazzeecalamity craazzeecalamity
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2011

    ...and It's Beyond

    All of them.  Trivial sentiments from our plastic culture.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 13, 2009


    I agree that in the end, on the day, the spirit of being with loved ones and family, comes through. I don't see my famliy very often, and don't have much in common with them, but there is still the sense of being "home" with them. Eating my mom's terrible food...
    racin4065 racin4065
    26-30, F
    Jan 12, 2008

    I Really Think Many Of Us Forgot What They Were Actually About

    They are not just some lame excuse for beer-drinking, overeating, yelling at ppl, being rude, making more MONEY...etc. Christmas is the birth of Christ, Solstice is the shortest day of the year and lights are so good for that. Other holidays, too, should be remembered the way...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 15, 2012


    I have not seriously observed them in a long time.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2009

    Wish It Would Stop

    While I don't mind getting people gifts here and there, I detest holiday shopping. It's like people let go of all consideration and kindness for other people until they get home. A crap load of cars on the road when you're trying to get home from work because people just have to...
    Durious Durious
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2008


    http://www.p2pnet.net/story/41302 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdh9p7cRVM8&playnext_from=TL&videos=cdin4Gvnrx4&feature=grec_index
    RealEvolution RealEvolution
    Jul 9, 2010

    1/11/15 Here we go again~~~ Just

    after the New Year began, we went shopping. As we were walking through the aisles, we came upon a section stocked for holidays. It was crushing. Here before us spread over 2 aisles was VALENTINES candy and gifts, EASTER, candy and decorations as well as St. Patricks Day hats...
    minimeowz minimeowz
    61-65, F
    Jan 11, 2015

    What Is The World Coming Too?

    Recently my wife came home from work to tell me that the pre-school where she works do not allow references to 'Christian festivals' by name. Such events as Easter and Christmas are now 'festive seasons'. The staff are told to teach santa Claus, Elfs, tinsel and commercialism...
    idiot20101 idiot20101
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2010

    I hate the holidays. It's not

    so nice. There are so many bitter people out there.
    ohwee12 ohwee12
    18-21, F
    Dec 25, 2013

    Not This Year!

    I made it through Easter weekend!  I made it through the family dinner, the Easter egg hunt at my mother's, and the phone calls of best wishes. If you're not religious, Easter weekend is just another long weekend. But why isn't Easter a major gift-giving event like...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2008

    Failed Holidays

    ***I took this article from my website. Please go like us and spread our link on your social media so we can keep writing. www.bloidnews.com*** CHICAGO---Christmas is a joyous occasion for all. Thanksgiving is a gluttons paradise and painting eggs with the kids is about as fun...
    ricknaub ricknaub
    Jul 18, 2012

    The Build Up

    My memories and traditions of Christmas revolve around my mother struggling with the turkey, my dad taking me to the shops half an hour before they close on Christmas Eve, as he has just remembered it is Christmas (but in an adorable way lol) It is to do with visiting neighbours...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2008

    You Can Pick Your Friends, But You're Stuck With Family...

    I don't know who said that first, but my personal belief is that nothing is truer.  Going to see family is NOT a vacation, and having to hear about Halloween in August, Thanksgiving in September, and Christmas in October. We continually find that there are more and more...
    dc0de dc0de
    41-45, M
    Nov 8, 2007

    I Have Not Been On Any Type...

    I have not been on any type of holiday for so long now, so I do not bother watching them.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 29, 2008

    Wanted No Gifts This Year

    This year I decided not to tell anyone what I wanted for Christmas.  In truth, I haven't wanted anything for Christmas since I found Linux:  Almost every program that I've ever wanted to run can run on Linux;  I can even explore new frontiers with the OS. ...
    zenandi zenandi
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    In a Way Yes, I Am Not Reli...

    In a way yes, I am not religious and I celebrate the changing of the seasons - I honour what we have in the world not what we can get from other people.
    sacien sacien
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2008

    Black Friday...

    I think Black Friday is ridiculous. To make employers come in to work at 4am just for consumers to buy the hottest new toy for Christmas as if it will never be there. I love Christmas!! Don't get me wrong, but materialistic gifts is not what the holiday is about. First and for...
    LuciaRose LuciaRose
    31-35, F
    Nov 25, 2011


    I stopped celebrating Christmas when I still identified as a Christian due to the fact it stopped being about friends, family and/or your God and started to be about who is receiving what presents from whom. I am a happy celebrator of Halloween, but am amazed at the ignorance...
    silvermoon silvermoon
    Oct 29, 2007

    Some Holidays Such As Valen...

    Some holidays such as Valentines day are so stupid and I think they were created by greeting card companies to make a quick buck!
    livelaughlove2009 livelaughlove2009
    Jun 11, 2008

    WANT to Much

    Foriegn countries call us capitalists and they are not far from wrong. Today businesses capitalize on all of our holidays and merchandise is on their counters long before the day arrives. Commericals on radios,TVs,newspapers ring out the holiday cheer everywhere. Get your money...
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2008

    I Don't Like What It Has Become.

    I think that everyone turned Christmas into a joke. This is the time that you decorate the tree and be happy that you're with people you love. But now it's become a what did i get, i want this, why did you get me this....it's pure selfishness. Who cares what you get, be happy you...
    blackveilbride51 blackveilbride51
    16-17, F
    Sep 21, 2011

    Happy The Economy Must Flow Day!

    This was my standard happy holidays greeting/message to people in the year 2010. I wish you a happy socially forced consumerism day (Christmas) and a happy woopdie-*******-do the Earth revolves around the sun as it has done so for billions of years this we have known for tens of...
    LordNothing LordNothing
    26-30, M
    Dec 27, 2010

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