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What's the true meaning of Christmas? [Day 12]

Rosie_Scope
Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,680 Scope online community team
It's day 12 of our 12 days of debates, and we're in for a big one!

These days, Christmas seems to start up in late October and drags on until early January. There's always a lot of focus on buying gifts, putting up decorations, going out for Christmassy experiences and posting about it on social media, but has the real meaning of Christmas been lost? 

Has it become far too commercial nowadays, or are you all up for the more capitalistic aspects of Christmas time? 

At the risk of sounding like a cheesy Christmas film, I think for me, the meaning of Christmas has always been spending quality time with people I love and appreciate. I'm not religious, but I love just having the time to catch up with friends and family.

What's the true meaning of Christmas for you?
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    For me Christmas is all about children, we are having a visit from our daughter and grandson this weekend which will be the highlight of our Christmas and we have put the tree and decorations up early so he sees them, although he's 10 now he seems to be hedging his bets about Father Christmas and I know he will be more interested in playing with our puppy than any decorations.

    Commercially I think the season has become very commercial but recognise that its an ultra important time for retailers with many of them doing 70% of the years business over 4 weeks, already seen a few "sales" online, but if I'm honest just waiting to see if M&S do their 342 offers again.
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  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 416 Pioneering
    IMHO It's now a commercial money grab & a lot of folks literally buy into it no matter the cost, then try & pick up the pieces afterwards. When I was a kid, you made your list for Father Christmas & got one thing from it, the main present, with smaller stocking fillers. Nowadays, a kid writes a list & expect & quite often get everything, even though there isn't the money. There isn't a message anymore for a lot, commercialism has taken it over.   
  • honestjon
    honestjon Community member Posts: 123 Pioneering
    It's day 12 of our 12 days of debates, and we're in for a big one!

    These days, Christmas seems to start up in late October and drags on until early January. There's always a lot of focus on buying gifts, putting up decorations, going out for Christmassy experiences and posting about it on social media, but has the real meaning of Christmas been lost? 

    Has it become far too commercial nowadays, or are you all up for the more capitalistic aspects of Christmas time? 

    At the risk of sounding like a cheesy Christmas film, I think for me, the meaning of Christmas has always been spending quality time with people I love and appreciate. I'm not religious, but I love just having the time to catch up with friends and family.

    What's the true meaning of Christmas for you?
    Forget about the debts you already have and do your best to get into more debt and don't worry about it until at least January.

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