specifically, the way it’s become the consumer event of the year and now, this year – if you can frakking believe it – it’s turned into a contest between Mom and Santa.
Have you seen these commercials? I don’t know whose they are but they feature a woman (Mom) who has managed to get some great deals for the holiday by shopping at wherever. But instead of feeling happy, she has to rub Santa’s nose in it, eat his cookies, drink his milk!
I was appalled. It was so completely opposite of the spirit of the holiday. And I am so glad we’re not doing the whole big gift exchange. It was hard to put a stop to it, especially with my mom who loves nothing better than to shop and give stuff to people. But we’re sticking to a Yankee Swap, one gift only! It was one of my sisters’ ideas and a very good one.
Meanwhile, I did decorate that pitiful tree I got out in the woods. It’s still pretty sad and bare. We couldn’t hang anything too heavy on it. And all the lights are bunched up in the center. But it looks ok in the dark. You’ll see. I’ll post the pic on Sunday.
What do you think of those commercials if you’ve seen them? Am I too sensitive or is it in bad taste?