Christ, commerce – and Christmas

With a week to go before the ordained day, I know that many will be preoccupied, so today I spell brevity.

And okay, this is my final annual lamentation about what this “season” has become. I seem to have been losing out for years. At a macro level. But many will heed my caution. These seemingly – negative perspectives of Christmas constitute my effort to have the overly exuberant temper their contribution to the rampant commercialism – and consumerism – evident at this time. Now that Christmas seems more secular than Christian.

The business sector has its right to utilize, to exploit, people’s enthusiasm – born of a festival’s traditions – in order to sell. Parents (especially) have a responsibility to balance their budgets meant for the home and the children “for Christmas.” Christian or not, we should make ….