Ironic, coming from me, I know.
But it's Christmas. CHRISTMAS.
Tired of reading and hearing about people claiming Christmas is nothing more than a commercial holiday.
*yawn* You people bore me with your complaining, okay?
If you don't want to buy a present for someone, then don't. If you don't want to spend your money on decorations, then don't. No one is forcing you to participate in gift giving, or receiving either.
However, there's another way to look at it. Even if it is commercial, look at the gazillion's of people who get a paycheck because of it. Everyone who makes the gifts, transports the gifts, and sells the gifts. It's good for the economy. Shopping is good!
But that doesn't mean you have to go out and get into debt. If you don't have a lot of money, be creative and make something. You can make Christmas memorable without money. One of my favorite Christmas memories from when I was a kid is riding around looking at Christmas lights with my family.
Anyhow, there's no reason to be emo over the rest of society who actually enjoys this time of year. Save your bloody tears, okay?
Christmas is what you make of it.