Now in the UK its about presents and boosting the economy in terms of people buying loads of useless crap.
Too true unfortunately.
Shops and supermarkets are full of Xmas stuff, non-stop Xmas ads and same old, same old boring Xmas songs on the radio ( although i bet Slade are rubbing their hands with glee at this time of year )
One of the nicest Christmases i had was in Poland 3 years ago. Nobody had presents, and it was definitely all about family being together. It was such a nice change from a commercial English Xmas.
Personally, i've never understood why people spend a small fortune on gifts, put themselves in debt, and food shop like they're preparing for the aftermath of a nuclear war! All this for just one day. Total madness.
This year i'm spending Wigilia with friends. No-one is buying presents, we're all just looking forward to having a nice day enjoying each others company.
I much prefer a Polish to an English Xmas.