Christmas is very much a BIG deal here in Australia. Australia is predominantly a Christian county.
Lots of expectations, and investments in needing to be happy, connected to family and friends, to eat a lot of food, to buy a lot of gifts, the list goes on and on…
Christmas starts in tbe beginning of October, and when it finishes, the Easter eggs are available in the supermarkets on January 1st.
Yes. there are plenty of people who love and enjoy Christmas.
It’s also really difficult to tell if it’s consumerism, or the people driving the thing. one feeds the other, and vise versa.
I don’t think I would cope with living in a communist country, as this is how Christmas feels to me.