No, you're not. Businesses use every psychological trick in the book to seperate us from our money, especially at Xmas. The whole process is a national disgrace. You have to join with others who feel as you do - that you can't buy your way to a Merry Xmas. The closing lines in the animated special, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas,'says it all. When giving gifts, keep things simple. Be mindful of your recipients. Older people, for example, don't need stuff. Their most pressing need is for people to simply spend time with them. Baked goods and other homemade/handmade items are very much appreciated. And nothing beats a hug and kiss and well-wishes for the holiday.
No i also share your feelings!! I felt like crying today at work about it cause the employees only pick one persons name each year but at least 6 out of 8 brought EVERYONE something!!! It's the worst feeling