I personally think its to do with people even children being too materialistic by that I mean the would get something bought to them on a normal shopping trip that children of my generation would have only had a chance of getting as a Christmas Gift & in some cases a very Slim chance , my nephew last night was a perfect example , he went to Tesco's with his Mum & came home with a PSP game worth £30 , & I know personally he has about £1,000 worth of Gifts for Christmas from his Mum & Dad alone ( which I personally think is ridiculous for an 8 Year Old).
So maybe were are the cause of our own downfall ?
When I was a child I got maybe two or three Good present & maybe a few stocking fillers , but the Max Value of my presents would rarely have exceeded £30 - 40 .....
I remember the year I got a train set Which cost £15 guineas (£15:75), I only got one other toy & an Annual & selection Box ( a Mars Double tray one which was a standing order every Christmas)
It really doesn't feel like Christmas. I think the weather is partly to do with it (it being stupidly mild for December!) and the amount of coursework. Also, the prospect of GCSE mock revision over the xmas holidays
Christmas. I aint got any decorations up cos I CBA. Absolutely hate Christmas songs. Haven't done any Christmas shopping yet, niether has Mum. In short, I hardly bother with it anymore and not the only one that feels this way. It's a shame but TBH the only thing that will be different on Christmas day is that my brother and grandparents will be round.