Christmas and commercialization
Christmas commercialization is a First World problem
Cartoonist Charles Schulz first brought his expressive Peanuts comic band to life in this great television special, a smart skewering of Christmas commercialization, Charlie Brown’s sister Sally still asks Santa for cold hard cash and a sincere celebration of holiday sanctity, all set to Vince Guaraldi’s iconic jazz piano.
Christmas commercialization is no modern phenomenon
Concern about the commercialization of Christmas is most pronounced among evangelical Protestants (64% of whom are bothered by it), followed by Catholics (60%) and mainline Protestants (57%). More than four-in-ten seculars
(44%) find Christmas commercialization bothersome.