For many people, Christmas
means spending time with loved ones and exchanging gifts. While children
are certainly excited to wake up to open their presents, the holiday itself is
really a religious and cultural celebration that is recognized by billions of
people around the globe.
Many customs are associated with this holiday including
decorations (Christmas trees, lights, wreaths, etc), Christmas songs and carols,
sending Christmas cards to friends and family and church attendance. In
most households, it is customary to prepare a large meal or feast on Christmas.
Due to the amount of gift giving and decorations, the
time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the busiest shopping period of
the year. Many retailers rely on this approximate month-long span to
realize profits for the year. As such, the economics surrounding the
Christmas holiday are discussed in greater detail below.
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