Has Christmas become too commercialised?
Christmas, used to be about the birth of Jesus, spending time with family and having fun. Now people seem to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas and resulted to getting the right present and how much money businesses can make out of the festival. This essay will discuss different points of this and tell you my thoughts.
For many families enforced to buy expensive presents and gifts Christmas can result them in debt. Because of their good intentions and purchasing gifts they can’t really afford they just lumber it on their credit card. An average American adult can get in up to $1000.00 in debt!
On the other hand Christmas doesn’t have to be so expensive. It’s really the thought that counts and people would much prefer it you get them something they will use and need rather than getting the “in” present. 8.5 million toys are thrown away after never being used.
Many parents find Christmas as being stressful and hard working when Christmas is really meant to be about happiness and celebrating Jesus’ birth. It can be stressful for children too, when their parents are split up and are forced to have a meal together it can be a very uncomfortable atmosphere and not joyful at all.
Christmas shouldn’t be stressful at all, it should be a time for everybody to relax and forget their worries. If everyone works together Christmas will be a lot more enjoyable and easier to manage.
Loads of waste is produced at Christmas on stuff that you don’t really need. More than 50sq miles of wrapping paper ended up in UK bins over Christmas and around 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging were thrown away. Despite the fact we could have recycled all this waste nearly 80% ended up in dustbins.
However many people give donations to charity instead of giving Christmas cards and give presents to families living in a third world country. We could recycle and compost half the waste we produce leaving much less waste and a...