There was an excellent article in The Independent the other day suggesting that it's time we put a stop to the "Cult of Christmas". I rather like Christmas not least because it's a bit of joy in what can be a pretty miserable time of year for me. But I agree that there is way too much pressure on people who can't afford it to spend too much money, pressure to consume, to conform to a model of perfection that most of us simply cannot attain and should not aspire to.
I will enjoy some Christmas music, I will enjoy my concerts and a couple of meals out, I may even put up a few decorations, but I will not be striving for perfection. Perfection can only be achieved through Christ, and we will not find it in this World, now that is something to look forward to.