What does an anti-capitalist Christmas look like?

Image by @Frank.riot

Black Friday has come and gone, but Christmas looms as a bastion of unchecked consumerism. The clarion call of Mariah Carey pumps through mall speakers, letting us know that even if all we need is each other, what about all these other things we could buy?

Well what about them? And what does an anti-capitalist Christmas look like?

Maybe it's just like any other day — you stay home from work and check out of the rat race for one extra day, catch up on household chores, watch a show before bed.

Maybe it's a ritual disconnected from purchases — you gather with friends and family to celebrate your connections, eat good food, and maybe get a little tipsy.

Maybe it's something spiritual— a Pagan or Christian celebration of light's return, small rituals abound, like lighting a candle or dancing naked around a midwinter bonfire.

Maybe you give gifts — that you made yourself, that you knit, baked, carved, painted.

Maybe this Christmas we get together— and forget the rest.

#BuyNothingChristmas

Text by Social Skald

Image by @Frank.riot

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