The Commercialisation Of Christmas

Christmas is all about money these days. Before we begin I’d like to mention that I’m not a Christian – more of an atheist – though I still think that it is important to remember the reason for the season. Most of you will have done the Nativity plays when you were in primary school. It’s really important to educate people, especially young children, as to why some nations celebrate this occasion. Supposedly, this time 2019 years ago, Jesus was born. You might not believe in Him as a miracle maker (neither do I). What you must understand, however, is that He is a symbol for hope. That is why Christian nations believe Christmas a time of community. It’s not about celebrating the birth of a baby, but to celebrate the birth of hope. Everybody should be welcome at Christmas. That’s why schools support charities such as Save The Children, because some kids won’t be getting presents this year, or a warm fire to sit by. I can’t bear seeing the commercialisation of a season that is meant to be interpreted as a time where money shouldn’t matter – and everyone is equal.

Don’t get me wrong, I love making Christmas content for you. I’d just like everyone to take a step back and remember why we celebrate this occasion in the first place 🙂





5 thoughts on “The Commercialisation Of Christmas

  1. I completely agree with you!
    I don’t consider myself religious in any way. Neither does my dad or uncle, for example. But pretty much everyone else in my family is, and that’s why we celebrate Christmas. For me, though, it’s mostly a time of reflection and gratitude. And I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the values of Christmas nowadays. I have a younger brother and younger cousins, and they do not care about religion (even though my youngest cousin was the only one to actually state, a couple of Christmas ago, that it was Jesus’ birthday). They see Christmas as any other day, and they just look forward to opening the gifts. And I think many kids see it the same way …

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    • The meaning of Christmas can be lost in all of the commercialisation but I’m glad that there are still people who know the real meaning. Christmas is a time for family and the older you get the more meaning it has. Between the ages 9 and 12 Christmas changed from Santa and presents to family and gratitude. I hope that your Christmas is good one! Thank you for always being a great supporter of my blog x

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