I absolutely hate the commercialism of Christmas. And so say all of you.
Agonizing over buying pointless gifts for people who won't appreciate them. Spending hours -- nay, days!! -- to create a magnificent meal that is scarfed down in minutes. Spending time with family you don't even like, resulting in feuds akin to the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Do I sound bitter? Of course I do. I'm fed up with it all! This is supposed to be a time of joy, happiness and celebration. Instead, if you dare venture into a mall, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) is pissed off. Not just cranky or angry. PISSED OFF! There's shoving and pushing and angry swear words. And that's from the retail staff!
But I think I know what the root cause of all this is.
It's the Christmas Carols! The malls start playing these damn things in November. Every friggin' radio station is playing them ... and bragging about it! All carols all the time. Enough already!! We don't need to hear The Cure sing Oh Holy Night.
What amazes me is that despite the radicals who've politically corrected this holiday so that the word Christmas has been officially replaced with Holiday, we still haven't managed to eliminate the Christmas Carols. City Hall must now erect a Holiday Tree. Retailers cannot wish customers a Merry Christmas. Children do not have Christmas Parties at school. So why are we still allowed to play Christmas Carols?
I'm convinced it's because retailers have added subliminal messages to the Christmas Carols so that we'll buy more. I'm sure of it.