Christmas in the US – Has too much commercialism ruined the message?

Jazmin Charles,The Eagle Online Staff Reporter

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Christmas is commonly known as the best holiday of the year.  The anticipation of receiving presents, having a big feast, and spending time with family is exuberating.  But let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ.  In the society we live in, people put emphasis on shopping, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Christmas is now about spending and making money.  Holiday sales have people going crazy!  Some wait in line for the newest electronics, which is understandable, while others wait at stores like Five Below.  You may call that “holiday spirit”, but I just think that’s crazy.

Commercialism practically rules the world.  Huge blowout sales and advertisements have people spending tons of money.  In a way, this causes people to value the material aspects of Christmas, rather than the Biblical reasoning behind it.

Don’t get me wrong, shopping during Christmas isn’t a problem at all.  A major issue in the world today is that people care about material things more than anything else.