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Christmas as Capitalism: Celebrate Trade

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Christmas as Capitalism: Celebrate Trade

Christmas has become a holiday known for its commercialism—and many recoil at this, claiming that commercialism is antithetical to the spirit of the holiday. From one side of our culture, advocates of religion tell us that holiday materialism distracts us from the true “reason for the season.” From the other side, Occupy Wall Street protesters […]

Campus Media Response: Holiday Materialism Serves Spiritual Needs

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Campus Media Response: Holiday Materialism Serves Spiritual Needs

Consumerism masks true significance of Christmas The Daily Nebraskan, December 7, 2009 Dear editors, Monica Sanford rehearses the cliché that consumerism and materialism have corrupted the “true significance” of Christmas. Though Sanford is not a Christian, she trots out the artificial meaning Christians have assigned to the holiday to support the cliché. It is widely […]