There seems to be a growing consensus that Christmas has lost its appeal. The giving and receiving and buying and greed overshadow what was once a simple affair over the dinner table.
Is it just the grumpy old men and women ranting or is there something to the rant.
I tend to think that the red and green and tinsel theme has finally taken over and the products of the 90s ( youngsters) see it as something for nothing.
I don't advocate the banning of the festivities etc but there has to be some sort of balance to the thing. Manners, being grateful, genuine charity, and modesty are all things to be admired. These should be the message for Christmas. Do it ( what ever it is) with decorum and a sense of inner pride and not so someone can see you. The latest and greatest isn't always the way to go.
This is the word on the street from the 50 somethings.