Best to ignore the commercial side as much as possible; a two month build-up to disappointment.
Christmas Mass, a visit to the manger, meeting old friends and family, and some good programs on the telly (maybe), that’s what’s best. Christ beckons us look up from our trough, and see the stars; find happiness in the happiness of others.
You have the Word, and the Way; ye’ve no excuse now, ye heathens! The rest is corn for the chickens.