I think they are. People expect gifts from others, people feel obligated to do it, people blow out their budgets or go into debt.
Screw this I am skipping it. I don't like the hassle of having to make decisions and feeling stressed about it. My parents are okay with what I am doing and my husband did the shopping instead.
What I think is people who Christmas shop and then expect gifts from others are just greedy people and that was the only reason why they do it, so they can get gifts. Geez is that all they ever care about? Why not do it because they want to, not so they can get gifts. If they don't have the money, don't do it, their families should understand. If not, their problem. People shouldn't feel guilty for not doing it. But no, they'd rather blow out their budgets and then they can't pay their rent or bills because they just had to spend it on presents. :Rolls eyes: