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‘Tis the season to shop?

SC4 Students provide input on commercialization of Christmas


Some may not remember the 1960’s Charlie Brown comic strip about Christmas shopping where Charlie Brown was saddened by the sound of cash register’s overpowering the spirit of Christmas.

Imagine what his reaction would be today.

Money on the Mind. Photo by Monica Stiles.

With lines of shoppers flowing out the doors of shops and the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season in full swing the true meaning behind Christmas tends to slip out of the forefront of people’s minds and the best deals tend to slip into its place.

Fortunately, some individuals here at SC4 have not let the true meaning of Christmas slip their minds.

Renee Bennett, a student at SC4, wife and mother stated, “I don’t enjoy the experience of Black Friday. I would much rather go out another day when the crowds are lighter. In the end you get the same deals.” When asked what Christmas means to her she responded, “Christmas isn’t about what presents you receive, or who spent the most money at the end of the day, it is about making memories and spending time with the people that you love and care about.”

Shelby Jordan, another student at SC4 stated, “Christmas to me means getting the opportunity to spend time with your family and enjoying the season with the people that you love. It’s not about receiving presents, what matters is being able to have my family with me.”

Jordan also went on to speak about the lack of religion in the Christmas season nowadays, “My family and I go to Christmas Eve mass every year. This mass is one of my favorites. It’s the time we are given to worship and celebrate His birthday.”

“So many people make it look like Christmas is just a time to spoil your kids with presents and by doing so make them believe that Christmas is all about how many presents one receives,’ Jordan said, “parent’s don’t show that it’s a time celebrate the birth of Christ and to thank him for the world that he allows us to live in daily.”

This year let’s not be swept away by the sound of cash registers and the amount of Christmas presents under one’s Christmas tree, let’s revel in the feeling of love, joy, and thankfulness. Let’s spend time with the one’s we love, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!


Contact Monica at mleestiles@ymail.com.

Monica Stiles

Staff Writer