You may have already had too much Christmas
and don't feel quite ready or well equipped
to deal with New Year's Eve - the day after to-morrow.
This picture may well sum up how you feel.
And if the after-Christmas melt down or let down
leaves you feeling quite irrational,
Miss Eagle - with some help from The New Republic -
- Christmas consumes vast resources in the dubious and uncharitable activity of "forced giving."
- Christmas increases congestion.
- Christmas destroys the environment and innocent animals and birds.
- Christmas leads to a sharp rise in absenteeism and a slump in labor productivity that is unlikely to be recaptured the rest of the year.
- Far from being "the season to be jolly," Christmas is really the season of sadness and despair.
- Christmas is one of the most hazardous times of the year.
- Excessive eating and drinking are used to compensate for the tribulations of Christmas.
- Perhaps most important of all, from a purely distributional standpoint, Christmas almost certainly aggravates inequality
- If we celebrate this holiday at all, we should do so mainly because it is over for at least one more year.