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I Tired of Materialistic Commercial Holidays

we are not cheap we are just tired of the over materialization of every single holiday!! 844 People

    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

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    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 4 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    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 26-30, F Nov 25, 2011

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    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 21-25, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    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

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    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 31-35 2 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    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 1 Response Jan 3

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    XMas

    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 31-35 Oct 29, 2007

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    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

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    ...and It's Beyond

    All of them.  Trivial sentiments from our plastic culture.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2009

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    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 26-30 Dec 15, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Ggrr

    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

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    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

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    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...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2008

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    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

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    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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    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 16-17 Jun 11, 2008

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    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 18-21 Nov 17, 2011

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    Holidays

    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

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    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

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    Holidays

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

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    Hello

    http://www.p2pnet.net/story/41302 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdh9p7cRVM8&playnext_from=TL&videos=cdin4Gvnrx4&feature=grec_index
    RealEvolution RealEvolution 56-60 Jul 9, 2010

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 Jul 29, 2008

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    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 36-40 Jul 18, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    Have you ever walked into a store and been stunned by the brazen commercialism before you.? Not the day to day displays. It is now the first week in Nov. and already the stores...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    okay. the title is simply stupid and not creative at all, but the funny thing is i kinda feel that way. I'm sick. I'm tired. and it makes me feel sick and tired. i wish i don't...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Ooooo saw my first christmas commercial!!! Woohoo! I'll admit every year from November through December I revert back to childhood. Already got a new CD of christmas music to play...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Nov 4

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    So I met my ex boyfriend through work and he quickly became part of small group of friends who got together for after work drinks. He was engaged at the time but broke it off with...
    carinathecat carinathecat 31-35, F Oct 26

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    All Inclusive holidays are getting to be more and more well-known for countless getaway makers, this popular option lets you don't just spending plan extra efficiently for your...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    My parents and my brothers will attest, I am impossible to buy anything for. I am not materialistic, I don't have to have the latest thing, the newest thing to wear, or gadget. I...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 16

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    I'm boycotting Carl's Jr. and Hardys. Their commercials use women to sell their burgers! Every commercial of theirs I've seen has some barely dressed woman holding a drippy burger...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I hate being single on Holidays. especially Christmas, valentines and thanksgiving. but I'm not saying it just these but all of them but these mean the most for me. I wish I had a...
    Mtay222 Mtay222 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    There are days that go smooth or regular and just the usual. There are times you go through a boat load of emotions just trying to figure out what is next! Today started out with...
    aradia11 aradia11 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    This will be the most difficult holiday season I have ever experienced. My divorce will be final two days prior to Thanksgiving and two days after my birthday. For Christmas, my...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Every one seems to forget me around this time of year. Either that i am the last person to think of on everyones mind. I'm tired of trying. I guess no one really likes me. People...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    There is something coming up and I'm dreading it already. The holidays are time of joy, sharing and caring. I don't mean to be a Scrooge but I hate it. It hurts me deeply every...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Christmas is several weeks away. Not only is there lots of food available during the holidays, but I'm off of school for two weeks, so I can be a couch potato all day. I'll gain 10...
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M Nov 10

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    I think I can consider myself lucky for the Holidays: My birthday is the day before Thanksgiving, Thanksg