Does it really? Well in this day and age, we have Christmas forced down our unwilling throats for about 3 1/2 months, no sooner than the little darlings have gone back to school than the shops are full of Christmas festivities; but never the christian message that it purports to celebrate.
I can remember as a child, that we never saw a mention of christmas until well after Bonfire night, when fireworks were only sold up to 5th November and then put away until next year and replaced with the Christmas stocks and grottos.
It was a magical time, because it was short and transient. Now we have months of it, the magic has gone with pressures on families to spend more, save less. With children seeing months of advertising and putting their demands into to 'Santa' simply adds to the pressures of wanting to give them lots of presents.
Well enough, I say.. I demand a return to traditional values of respecting the seasons and the celebrations.. no more shopping early for Christmas, Easter etc.. no more fireworks all throughout the year.
I hereby tender my resignation from the shopping out of season club