The “wish list” used to be a holiday phenomenon. It is now actually an everyday feature of places like Amazon, Best Buy, etc. There is even a wishlist.com for building you personal list for every purpose from wedding gift and baby shower registries to everyday “I want” lists. I understand the practicality of this in some places, but at what point did the expectation of presents, and the virtual obligation of buying presents, become the central purpose of Christmas? Whether we admit it or not, this is what has happened, even for most Christians.
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