It starts right after Thanksgiving. People hit the stores to start Christmas shopping, and the malls are packed with shoppers spending tons of money and searching for the perfect gifts.
Some people wouldn't dare show up at the family Christmas without a huge car filled with beautifully wrapped packages. Likewise, they're excited to receive and open gifts too. Giving and receiving presents can be fun and meaningful, and it's a time to show your appreciation for others.
What's your opinion on gift giving during the holidays? Are you into it? Or do you think it's gotten way too materialistic and out of hand?