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Do Yourself A Favor and "Voucherize" the Christmas Thing

AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 7:40 AM
If Christmas is about Gimmee Gimmee Gimmee, your system emphasizes the cold-bloodedness you've taught your children, while making sure their Gimmee Quotient remains high. In time they will grow up to be Occupiers, which I guess must be your dearest wish. You have solved the problem that irritates you by throwing money at it. You must be a Democrat.
Auspex Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 6:57 PM
Reading comprehension for the win!?!?
Maria46 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:58 AM
Too often Christmas becomes a burden of guilt - letting go of the "obligations" frees one to enjoy the traditions desired. If the children are learning to share, work together, and love one another, odds are they will grow to be warm contributers to society, rather than occupiers. Guilting people into doing the Holy Days your way would hardly be loving.
Terry361 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:52 AM
Did you actually READ his article? If so, you need help with comprehension, if not, why on earth would you be spouting out your uninformed opinion on something you've chosen to know nothing about.

Several years ago my wife and I made a decision – we decided to skip The Christmas Thing.  Not all of Christmas, mind you, but all the parts which stress everyone out, but nevertheless don’t seem to do anyone any noticeable good in return. And we didn’t do it all at once, we kind of went through a phased withdrawal from the Christmas Thing over a period of consecutive seasons. But looking back at the results, I wish we hadn’t delayed the process of withdrawal like that but had simply given it up cold turkey (or maybe it’s cold...

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