Christmas time, with its wintery bliss, is season that has been misconstrued in innumerable ways in terms of religious belief, historical accuracy, and the virtue of sharing that proponents of the holiday are so apt to boast. Now I'm not a scrooge, but after celebrating what has been sixteen Christmases now, I've gotten to thinking what I should have several years ago: how commercialized Christmas is, and how shameless retailers are, as if to genericize Christmas to a purely consumerist-oriented "holiday" as it were.
While a Charlie Brown-themed view of Christmas tells us to share, at the very least, in commemoration of Christ, that is in fact a characteristic we as Christians believe He exemplified. To many a retailer's relief, this promotion of sharing in turn
16. December 2009