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Detrimental Effects of Commercial Holidays

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Jessica Williams

on 7 April 2015

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Transcript of Detrimental Effects of Commercial Holidays

Thesis
Although Christmas is portrayed by society as a favorable and positive event, American families nevertheless overlook the fact that it is not beneficial because it negatively impacts the cultural, economical, and psychological aspects of America.
Media

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Artistic
Spread of Culture
Celebration
of
Christmas
Timeline
Effects of Christmas on American families
The Detrimental Effects of Christmas
“....With candy canes and silver lanes aglow, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in every store, but the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door” (Willson).
Is Christmas detrimental to American families?
Anastasiya Orlova, Elizabeth Goldwater, Gabrielle Concepcion, & Jessica Williams
Reality
Mentality
Psychology
Implications
Conclusion
Economics
Businesses are manipulating Christmas.
Ipads cost Apple approximately $275 to make.
The retail price is $499 however, Christmas sales knock around $100 off the original price.
According to Alina Comoreanu, a research analyst, the average American consumer has, “13 credit obligations, 9 are likely to be credit cards” (Comoreanu).
"Children are NOT gullible and know when parents are lying to them. This creates distrust in families (When)."
Imagination: the product of imagining; often a baseless or fanciful one

American families are easily by large corporations during Christmas
Parents should create a strict budget.

Parents automatically the child’s speculation

Parents should talk about their child’s
skepticism.

Presents are more than family
Rather than placing their attention on
purchasing gifts popularized by the media,
families need to spend more time with each other.

In most fictional movies and television shows, fictional characters teach their viewers that 'Christmas is more about giving rather than receiving ("True").

Destruction of true religious meaning, dishonesty within families, and commercial manipulation are just some reasons as to why Christmas is detrimental to American families.
Saturnalia
birth of
Christ
creation of
Christian
religion
Christmas
5 BC
celebrated
Dec 17-25
annually
celebrated
Dec 25
annually
1 CE
Christianity
Islam
Judaism
Agnosticism
manipulated
shut down
important
Solution:
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