What's wrong with you people?! Buying gifts for loved ones is a gift itself! It's a beautiful thing! Goddamnyouall!
Couldn't agree more TMO, I love getting something nice for my friends and family, and even the missus i suppose, but I'd rather it came from me wanting to do something nice in the moment, rather than all the combined retailers (who have no ulterior motive other than spreading peace and love i'm sure) telling me it's what I'm obliged to do at this time of year.
But it's CHRISTMAS! You can ignore all the commercialised nonsense and still get a loved one a meaningful (and cheap!) gift. For me it's possibly the only time of year nowadays that the whole family really gets a chance to get together properly and spend some quality time in each other's company. Don't get me wrong, about 4 hours in I'm wishing it was all over, but that dones't mean I'd do it differently - and gift giving is an intengral part of that - it's CHRISTMAS!
I should also add that as Christmas is a religious festival I don't get involved as i'm not religious. Apart from eating loads and opening my first beer at 9am on Christmas day. Other than that I don't get involved. And watching Gremlins. Those 3 things are allowed because they aren't technically exclusive to christmas.
That's not right.
You have to also watch one of The Great Escape, Home Alone or Die Hard.