I know that Christmas is super commercial, but it doesn't have to be. I think the gifts are great for kids, but so are lights and trees and music. Honestly, my family has never gone over-the-top on the gifts. We just like spending a whole day baking cookies with Christmas music in the background. When I was little, we cared about all of it-the way the tree looks at night, the snow, driving around to see other decorations...and my parents never complained about spending extra time with the family :) I think Christmas can be a good time of year for anyone who wants it to be.
That's a good question. My brother, whom is 13, is all about the gifts for christmas, which is expected, but it's really not even about that. I just appreciate having all of my family together, and getting along more than the excitment of the gifts.
I think gifts are nice for everybody. They make everyone smile and feel good! Though, I do believe they are not mandatory for adults or even children. If we need gifts to enjoy the holidays we are really mssing the whole meaning of it.
It is all hyped up by the retail industry, and they cynically buy in huge stocks of tat and rubbish to sell at inflated prices just to make a huge profit at our expense.
christmas is most definitely not just for kids its a time of jjoy happiness and giving between everyone that cares deeply for eachother everybody likes gifts it just needs to be the right one