Giving is the true meaning of Christmas, or so we are told.
This is true. It’s just not the entire story.
Christmas has become such a commercialized holiday — so much about lists, and long lines, and sales, and boxes under the tree — that the natural cultural counter has been to say that the spirit of Christmas is not really about the stuff we get, but rather about the stuff we give.
And, again, that’s true. It’s just not the entire story. Continue Reading