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Do any of you get the "Bah! Humbug" syndrome at Christmas time due to the commer

  1. Smokes Angel profile image76
    Smokes Angelposted 6 years ago

    Do any of you get the "Bah! Humbug" syndrome at Christmas time due to the commercialism?

  2. rebeccamealey profile image85
    rebeccamealeyposted 6 years ago

    No, I just go with the flow and enjoy everything about the Season. It's all beautiful to me. I don't think Jesus would mind as long as we keep the true meaning close to our hearts.

  3. pstraubie48 profile image87
    pstraubie48posted 6 years ago

    no...i insulate myself against that....i refuse  to let the commerialism be the focus of how my family and i celebrate Christmas. because it is about so much more than rushing to the store on Black Friday or Wednesday or cyber Monday...keeping focused on the joy and the opportunity to give thanks once again for so many blessings, be they ever so humble or not.
    taking time to share with others that are unknown to us is also another way to deflect that which would cause us to 'bah humbug' if we allowed it.

    to soak in the 'once in a lifetiemes' that happen is another way to refcocus. My grandbaby is enjoying Christmas this year...the magic and the wonder...Santa and the Polar Express and all of it...the wonder and joy....shines on his face and in his eyes.

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    As someone who was raised with neither the religious nor secular version of the holiday, nope.... I'm free to watch everyone else work themselves into a tizzy.

  5. lildevilchild27 profile image58
    lildevilchild27posted 6 years ago

    ya lol i seen Christmas stuff out before Halloween stuff was out and they have been playing Christmas music since the beginning of November.... and now it politically incorrect the say Merry Christmas it has to be happy holiday because of minorities in Canada...... i say its a minority of Canada so everyone else can shove it because it is MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! o and to add they dont want to stores to decorate the windows any more like wtf its not Christmas with out checking out the interesting painting pplz come up with smile next they will ban Christmas lights on your house.....

  6. weightlossnstuff profile image69
    weightlossnstuffposted 6 years ago

    I really do love Christmas time, although I have to say I'm not a fan of shopping around Christmas. Not to be confused with I don't like buying gifts (I love seeing the faces of my family members when they open their pressies). I just don't like the long queues, the traffic jams, the 'item sold out before Christmas' scenario.

    Note to self - - I will organise myself better next year.

  7. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Before I retired I used to hate the Christmas do, when people who never said a word to each other throughout the year started wishiing each other well, as if they were the best of friends, all that sort of hypocrisy gives me the bah  humbug syndrome.

  8. KrystalD profile image72
    KrystalDposted 6 years ago

    Though I was raised celebrating both religious and secular versions of Christmas, I am grately relaxed this year as I have chosen to totally unplug from the madness and celebrate in my own way---service and fellowship.

  9. Lord n Lady profile image55
    Lord n Ladyposted 6 years ago

    No doubt. I stay away from malls and have a strict budget for family. The economy is not for me to repair, the politicians need to stop dragging butt. Advertising makes me sick and it is such a waste of time. I love my DVR just for the fact I can fast forward through all that nonsense.

  10. Sustainable Sue profile image98
    Sustainable Sueposted 6 years ago

    I do. But there's also warmth of community spirit if you can get past the commercialism. Not that I do it every year, but here are some of my ways to get past it.
    http://sustainablesue.hubpages.com/hub/ … mas-Bright

 
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