Sunday, November 28, 2004

Bypassing the frenzy

Andrew Sullivan decries the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping madness, and Christmas consumerism in general. This reminded me to thank God for the internet, which allows me to strongly mitigate my exposure to the season's materialist excesses. My online purchases can be made in a relaxed and deliberate manner. I don't even have to see others rushing to take advantage this or that sale. The first outing I made this Thanksgiving weekend was to Church today (the first Sunday of Advent). Sullivan calls himself a Christmas-phobe, but I think a person's Christmas experience is primarily what he makes it. With innovations like e-commerce, it's that much easier to celebrate Christmas the right way.

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