Are you sensing more or less "holiday cheer" among your friends, family and coworkers, this year. 2012?

Are you sensing more or less "holiday cheer" among your friends, family and coworkers, this year. 2012?

Bignuf Bignuf
I sense a palatable unease this year. Maybe the economy, maybe other things, but the level of "cheer" is less then I have seen in a long time.

Anyone else sense this?
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Hubby80 Hubby80
I agree. I think it is mainly because of the economy.
12/06/2012
Ayumi Ayumi
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I sense a palatable unease this year. Maybe the economy, maybe other things, but the level of "cheer" is less then I have seen in a long time.

Anyone else sense this?
Yeah I agree. The economy is certainly one thing, I do work with increasing numbers of families in need, but when you start hearing about Christmas before Thanksgiving, I think that dampens the spirit too. Especially when it is all about commercialism.
12/06/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've personally noticed less holiday consumers in the mall where I work, but I'm seeing an awful lot of holiday spirit in the people I know in spite of (or possibly because of) the smaller of focus on consumerism.
12/06/2012
minstrel69 minstrel69
I have noticed, working in retail, that people seem to be pretty grumpy this year. Maybe they all think the Mayan hoopla is right.
12/06/2012
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