Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas Time!

Its that time of year again where everyone is full of happiness and excitement, counting down the days till that big day, 25Th of December. Christmas has a different meaning for many people but for me it is all about spending time with my family and friends. I'm not going to lie, of course I love waking up to a pile of presents but to me being able to be with my whole family for the whole day is the best part of Christmas! Christmas is the most commercialised time of the year, and we are all victims of the clever advertising and marketing techniques that shops all over the world take on. Everyone is stressing at this time of year, perhaps worrying about what presents to buy their loved ones or maybe not being able to afford presents, and this makes me question has the true value of Christmas been lost amongst this commercialisation of this special day? It's a very controversial question, obvourse Christmas is maybe a little too commercialised but it's all in the name of fun and enjoyment. It's the only time of the year when the majority of the nation is genuinely happy and the atmosphere is full of excitement. I seen on the news this morning a department store in New York which has just spend thousands and thousands of pounds on their window display alone! Although the window was fantastic and completely magical, that money could be used for a far better cause than simply just a window display. Alot of people become selfish thinking about what they want for christmas or what presents they are buying but we need to remember that Christmas is not a happy time for everyone. The brave soldiers fighting through Christmas day for our freedom, the familys of the deceased soldiers, the homeless people out on the cold street or the poor dying people in the third world countries. I recently found an article on a special hotline set up especially for turkeys. Whatever your turkey query, eight staff are on call until Christmas Eve to answer your questions. Has society really stooped this low where one of it's biggest worries at this time of year is how to cook a dead bird?

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