Originally Posted by 'trane
for the most part, yes. we celebrate family, eat a lot, exchange bottles of wine and books and have fun with the kids. there is a santa myth involved, but the kids are 2.5 and 7 months, so anything else is a bit too abstract and complicated for them.
tough to remove gift-giving (for any generation) from the grandparents.
In the middle of a very difficult extraction process. I haven't really celebrated Christmas in a few years, and I started putting an end to the gift exchange last year (for ethical reasons, mostly). Slightly more people agreed this year than they did last, and more of the people who simply had to give a gift did it as a donation to a charity, which was a positive change. Alas, winning hearts and minds is not as easy as I'd like.