A friend of mine posts some really interesting tongue in cheek posts on on whatever is currently making him rant. Very funny and intelligent.
"I guess it all depends on how you view it. Personally I am not a fan of all the Christmas decor hoopla. It is fine. And I am not against it. But for a lot of folks the Christmas season is primarily about how it makes them feel; whether that be nostalgic, or cozy or family fuzzy. Nothing wrong with that. (Don't even get me started on the rampant, gluttonous, consumerism that accompanies the holiday in the U.S.) But, unfortunately, these things can often obscure and weigh down the sacred purpose for the holiday. It becaomes more about traditions than about the God of the Universe who has made himself flesh and blood so we could know Him up close. And, he would have the experience of humanity as part of our redemptive story.
I don’t really care if the tree is fake or real. The quality of my Christmas celebration is not determined by the quality of my tree."