I buy presents for people all year round. I don't need an occasion and Christmas seems like an obligatory practice to even buy little things for co-workers who you don't necessarily know or even like. I just don't get it.
I understand the joy that children get from it and I think that children should have all of the joy in the world. I just think it has gotten out of hand with the tons of extravagant presents that some children expect. Even though I am not that old, my Christmases were simpler and that was a wonderful thing. I appreciated my gifts.