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    Materialism and Commercialization of Christmas Today it seems as though Christmas has fallen victim to materialism and commercialization. Rather than it being a time of loving and giving, it has become a stressful season of greed. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, it is important for us to recognize the true reason of the season, and celebrate in a fashion that exemplifies that reason. Many people in American society assume that the main purpose of Christmas is the supposed coming of

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    Comparing Ron Howard's How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Dr. Seuss' Grinch Whether or not you consider Ron Howard's version of Dr Seuss's classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas comical, yet disgraceful, there's no ignoring the little green monster's reign over the box office. The movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, was released in November of 2000, reaching a gross high of over $200 million in the U.S alone (The Numbers). However, I feel that this version has over exaggerated

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    matter how experienced one is with compiling and analyzing research, it continues to be an overwhelming process. However, when carried out effectively, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences. When preparing my paper on the evolution of the Christmas season, I referred to EBSCOhost to locate peer-reviewed and scholarly articles. Although this paper was for a psychology course, I included articles from all the databases EBSCOhost provides since many psychology-related articles are in databases

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    Season’s Greetings: The Evolution of the Christmas Holiday Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year—or so we thought. Between all the joy and magic associated with Christmas, it seems almost impossible to be in a bad mood. However, the countdown until Christmas has turned into an annoyance for many. Over the past several decades, the Christmas season has evolved into one of commercialization and debate among various groups and organizations. The creation of fictional characters such

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    why Santa Claus is coming to town (John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie). Christmas is around the corner, and kindness and happiness are full filling people souls. The wonderful Christmas tree smell that invade the living room gives you the sense of being on a real mountain. Also, enjoying the snow from the window with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book give you so much peace to your inner self. Overall, Christmas sounds like a lovely time where everybody is full of joy. However, don’t forget

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    John MacArthur once said: “Commercialization has obscured the meaning of Christmas. The commercial has become more important than the carol. What man has to sell more important than what God has given.” This quote is a prime example of how commercialism has taken over society’s view of Christmas. Christmas is simply a day for big corporations to make millions and to trick others in believing that this day is predominantly based upon gifts. As a child, I viewed Christmas primarily as a day filled of

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    Santa Clause Vs Christmas

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    Christians, Christmas is the celebration for when the Son of God was born as Jesus Christ. The main cause for all the festivities and traditions during Christmastime is to show love for God (Mercado 5). The Philippine concept of Christmas is that it is a purely religious Christian event, with the presence of Jesus Christ and our unique Misa de Gallo, while America celebrates Christmas in a more secular, materialistic way, with the prevalence of Santa Claus and as seen in A Christmas Carol. The religion

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    History of Christmas Christmas is Christian festival celebrated on December 25 by most Western Christians that celebrates the birth of Jesus Chris. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/christmas) Even though Christmas is mostly considered a sacred religious holiday and celebrated predominantly in the West, it is also celebrated and recognized by many cultures, organizations and even governments throughout the world. In the United States, most businesses close for at least one day during

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    Christmas, Retailers, and the Santa Claus Conspiracy Well it looks like it's that time of year again, when colourful lights are hung on trees, families spend time together, and retailers swim naked through their money. You guessed it, I'm talking about Christmas, one of the many holidays that have lost their meaning to commercialization. Forget the memory of Jesus Christ, now's the time to pay homage to the almighty buck. Nowadays when someone thinks of Christmas or Easter the idea of Christianity

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    During the Christmas season; which begins as soon as the latter part of November, media put forward thousands of advertisements about “tis the season to be jolly” but by observation it’s like more “tis the season to spend all your money”. Overtime, Christmas has become “forty-percent religious” and “sixty-percent commercialized. In the Caribbean, people gather by the thousands in malls

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