Christmas Consumption

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Without wishing to sound like Scrooge, Christmas does my head in! Not the Jesus’s birth bit, it’s the unleashing of the commercial exploitative monster that is the Crass-mass we’ve allowed ourselves to be shoe horned into. Humbug, Humbug, Humbug!
Apologies for even mentioning Christmas in November, however the “buy nothing” site has some resources that could be great to do with a youth group if you are planning your December programme. It’s also worth checking out some ideas at the “Tame the Monster” site too.
Bloggy Thinky bit: (I apply this to me too!) In what way is the Christmas we model to our young people different to the post-christian consumptive orgy that we see all around us?