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Todays Christmas is no longer a celebration of Christ and happiness but is a celebration of a now fake commercialized overweight Santa Claus The idea of eating yet another turkey dinner while watching a forgettable Disney movie on television brings tears of pain not joy to ones eyes The main virtues of the holidays have gone from an idealistic white wonderland to a migraine-causing festival of greed The Christmas of the past was once a beautifulcelebration of the birth of Christ Families would come together to enjoy the holidays together in a peaceful loving environment Children ran around in a pine scented home clamoring over the presents that Santa had brought the night before The boys enjoyed their Legos GI Joes and the lucky ones got the most treasured of all gifts the official Red Ryder BB Gun The girls also fussed over their Barbie dolls and easy bake ovens Also fathers all over opened up their garage tools just waiting to put it to use and cut off their itching fingers Money was no problem back then because even if the family was struggling children would appreciate the hard work and thought put into each gift At night mothers fathers brothers and sisters would curl beside a blazing fire and watch a classic Christmas movie called Its a Wonderful Life or the even better A Christmas Story This is what the true spirit The Christmas of the present is not what it used to be What once was a delightful Christmas caroling time is now a chaotic screaming in someones face nightmare Relatives avoid each other for fear of actually reliving bad childhood family moments Children still run around the house clamoring over presents but not from under a nice smelling pine tree but from an aluminum death trap waiting to fall over and spit out sparks of electricity While the children still enjoy this time they too have lost all sense of
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