What Does Christmas Mean?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Black Friday draws huge crowds, greedy people, and bargain shoppers. According to Amazon, online sales in 2010 were raised only 9 percent and this year a whole 26 percent online sales were raised.

People are becoming more reliable on online purchases because it’s fast,easy, and convenient. Online sales have steadily increases and will continue to grow if stores continue to have bargains online as well as in the store.

Dale Hudson, Nevada Reporter, stated that 50 million people flocked in and out of stores on Black Friday in Nevada. Top four stores that received the most sale increase from most to least was Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Apple.

Is standing in line for 5 hours waiting to get in the store, waiting to check out for 2 hours, and losing 8 hours of sleep really worth it? Most people would said yes according to Hudson’s report on Black Friday. People live to save $2 dollars on almost all purchases anymore. A sense of accomplishment comes from Black Friday.

We should forget the presents, stop with the greed, and drop the Santa image. We should all stop and think what Christmas really means. Does Christmas mean spending $5,000 and being greedy towards others? People go overboard on Christmas shopping and overboard on greed.

Black Friday is becoming a holiday that destroys the image of Christmas. Should standing in line for over and hour and becoming greedy really what Christmas should be all about? No! We should all take the time to be with family, do a kind act, and donate to the Salvation Army or charity.


tyler.crandell November 28, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

I agree that our Christmas is centered around gifts and some people go too crazy over it. In America we are supposed to be happy people and be able to have whatever we want. Most kids these days are so used to getting a lot of toys for Christmas that the gifts are truly what make them happy, not the family. And moms think that if they get the toys that her kid wants, she'll be a better mom. Kids should get a few gifts on Christmas but by no means should people be armed with pepper spray when they go Christmas shopping.

Cait November 28, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

True that! Christmas is more of a material holiday compared to what it used to be. I believe that people have forgotten it. Black Friday stories are always gruesome though, sure there are some violent stories; however, in the long run it truly isn't that bad. Though I do have to say, Friday when I was at Jordan Creek Mall I saw two fights break out. Guess thats what they mean when its the most wonderful time of the year.

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