Hohoho, why so materialistic?

I can not get my head round how some people can ask for such expensive gifts for Christmas, when they have already had over a thousand pounds spent on the a matter of months prior to the 25th. They are in full knowledge of the financial difficulty x are going through at the moment, yet they still expect hundreds of pounds being spend on just one of their gifts this year?

I am beginning to dislike this holiday more and more every year. As much as I love to see my family, give presents to people and receive them too; I loathe how it is taken advantage of. I would understand if they still believed in Santa Claus and they did not realise the expense being made;  but once you have grown out of that, should you not realise just how much it all costs? I can not help but feel awful having too much money spent on me, even when it has been to aid my education I can not help but feel terrible about it.

This time of year brings money and debt to mind more so than the “Hohoho” of Father Christmas. I really wish some people would take a step back and think about what exactly they has been placed under the Christmas tree for them. How much did that set your family back? Was it worth it? Could it have been put towards something of a little more worth? I encourage you to enjoy your gifts, but stop being so materialistic! And do not pull a funny face when you have been given something cheaper than what you asked for.


About nobodysaknowitall

Classical Studies student, who likes vegetarianism, animals, feminism, and dislikes monetarism and capitalism. For shorter spats of Nobodysaknowitall: Follow @MegannWright
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One Response to Hohoho, why so materialistic?

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    Excellent article, nobodysaknowitall. I like how you point out the fact how Christmas is becoming so commercialised to the point that some people have the wrong definition of Christmas by saying Christmas is all about getting as many presents as they want or the things they want so badly which they will lose interest in. It is true that some people pull a face just because they don’t get what they want so badly under the Christmas tree. Sad to say they don’t understand the true meaning of Christmas: quality time with family and loved ones.

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