2. "or you're getting further and further from the fantasy aspect of Xmas" In response to In response to 0
b/c you're aging.
i dunno that Xmas has really changed all that much - considering way back in 1960whenever the folks who created Charlie Brown's Xmas special were moaning and whining about how commercial the holiday had become.
to me that says ppl have bitched about commercializing Xmas even when i thought Xmas was just magic and good will and great presents. back when i thought the whole Western world stopped everything to recognize the holiday ppl were still whining and complaining about the holiday.
i think this complaint is an integral part of Xmas. i don't think Xmas is changing all that much - or it's not changing for the worst.
so i've decided to accept the holiday season for what it is. it's been this way since i've known it i just didn't recognize it until i got older.