Well, not "Christmas" as the retailers would like! Many years ago, our family decided enough is enough. There is very little we need, and if we DO need it, we go get it--so why deal with the crowds, the idiots, the parking lot brawls? Christmas has now become what it was MEANT to be--Remembering Jesus, spending time with our family. Our grandson, of course, gets gifts--he is still a child. The rest of us know that the true gifts you give are your time and love.
When you back out of all the craziness, you are able to be more objective. Seeing reports where people are trampling each other and fighting to buy something literally makes me ill. Let's see--YESTERDAY we were all thankful for what we have, and today we are beating other people up to get more??? I am so proud of my family not partaking in this lovely holiday custom.
The retailers don't CARE if you have a nice Christmas, they don't care if you even make it home with everything you bought--they just want your money. Do yourself a favor, stop listening to them, stop looking at ads, and take a deep breath. Relax. Bake some cookies for when your family comes over. You will be amazed at how good you feel!