What a ridiculous article, starting with the title. "Christmas" is
not being delayed. Christmas Day is the observance of the birth of our Savior
Jesus Christ. Buying an absurd number of expensive and usually unnecessary
items to give to family and friends is not Christmas so the time frame of buying
these items cannot delay the observance of true Christmas. and given the
description of the financial status of many of the folks in this article, it is
no wonder why people continue going into debt. Instead of obscenely priced
merchandise, how about buying your family members essential items, like clothing
or personal items, rather than electronic games. Sheesh. the reason for
foreclosures and homelessness should be the title of the article. Have a
blessed, merry Christmas. and it doesn't have to cost you anything.
I think this is disgusting. Leaving a note from Santa? If they can afford
things the day after Xmas they can afford things before Xmas. No child deserves
to wake up with nothing from Santa on Xmas morning.
The best solution is to simply STOP spending tons of money for Christmas.It isn't necessary in order to have a good Holiday.Besides
Christmas began before Halloween this year, it's been going on for Months now.
I feel so sorry for these people who apparently have absolutely no idea what
Christmas is all about ...
Buy giftcards and then let the recipient shop the deals.
It's crazy what people will sacrifice so they can have their smartphones,
broadband internet, video games, flat screen TV's, satellite TV, DVR's, etc. I
can understand sacrificing other "wants" if you want those things
more, but sacrificing your kids' Christmas? Wow.
@ Brave Sir Robin: I didn't see anybody in the story - or any indication for
that matter - of people who meet your gross stereotype.I saw a story
of people who have been unemployed, or who have missed work for medical reasons,
or who are frugal as a part of everyday living - the exact opposite of the
picture you are trying to paint.
Re: spring street | 8:19 a.m. Dec. 14, 2011 "Buy giftcards and then
let the recipient shop the deals"The best gifts are the ones
that come from the heart. The spirit of Christmas is about giving gifts ....
not "stuff". And yes, there is a difference.
Jesus wasn't born on December 25th. But santa comes the 25th. The article is
about delaying santa. Get the game for xmas morning. Buy your gifts
later. Give them later. Or just have Santa fill the stocking. If santa spent $25
on each kid you would have $25 toward the netbook for the family christmas party
where they get the clothing item too. Ask an organization for help with a gift
in November for little ones under 16. Of course lots will shop after
christmas. Gift cards. But also realize not everything will be on the shelf