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Anonymous

I think the message of the movie was that the Grandma didnt "buy" into the little boys story. Get it? Buy nothing day!

Anonymous

I think the message of the movie was that the Grandma didnt "buy" into the little boys story. Get it? Buy nothing day!

artschoolgirl

"they are all childless" I think what Horse was saying is that most people who get behind things like BND don't consider children- how will they understand BND, and how it may affect them. Luckily, since you're timing out from superficial gift-giving, you'll have time to spend with your kids to explain to them your family's choices, and to spend time doing things more meaningful than simply exchanging presents. I'm sure it happens to Jewish kids who grow up in predominantly-Christian locales, and they grow up just fine. The point isn't deprivation of tradition and custom, but simply involves replacing capitalistically driven traditions with more meaningful ones.

artschoolgirl

"they are all childless" I think what Horse was saying is that most people who get behind things like BND don't consider children- how will they understand BND, and how it may affect them. Luckily, since you're timing out from superficial gift-giving, you'll have time to spend with your kids to explain to them your family's choices, and to spend time doing things more meaningful than simply exchanging presents. I'm sure it happens to Jewish kids who grow up in predominantly-Christian locales, and they grow up just fine. The point isn't deprivation of tradition and custom, but simply involves replacing capitalistically driven traditions with more meaningful ones.

dirtyearthgirl

Say what you want about the commerical, I really dont care. Christams has turned into a corporate holiday and walmart are new savior. I dont care how you get the message out, just get it out there! Im tired of seeing christmas crap going up in stores the day after halloween!

dirtyearthgirl

Say what you want about the commerical, I really dont care. Christams has turned into a corporate holiday and walmart are new savior. I dont care how you get the message out, just get it out there! Im tired of seeing christmas crap going up in stores the day after halloween!

Daisy

to stop buying presents for my younger brother was difficult. at gift time it felt like others were loved more and I felt excluded and the implication was that I was cheap. that feeling soon passed. after a few years it got more comfortable. the kid still loved me equally.two years ago another family member joined me. this year our mom is plan ing to buy less. and not because of the so called financial crisis.

Daisy

to stop buying presents for my younger brother was difficult. at gift time it felt like others were loved more and I felt excluded and the implication was that I was cheap. that feeling soon passed. after a few years it got more comfortable. the kid still loved me equally.two years ago another family member joined me. this year our mom is plan ing to buy less. and not because of the so called financial crisis.

Anonymous

Great commerical. My family and I are committed to the Buy Nothing Day 2008. Not just for the day, but the entire week before and after Thanksgiving. It's clear that corporations are running the world, but, at the least, we can f*ck with them and help a few more of them lose jobs (or sleep) trying to get us to buy more.

Anonymous

Great commerical. My family and I are committed to the Buy Nothing Day 2008. Not just for the day, but the entire week before and after Thanksgiving. It's clear that corporations are running the world, but, at the least, we can f*ck with them and help a few more of them lose jobs (or sleep) trying to get us to buy more.

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