Christmas has come a long way from just being a holiday now it is a marketing idea. A major means of promotion and a way to make some easy money. Its both a business nightmare and dream come true. Some people celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. Some people also celebrate Christmas as a break from their normal lives. Others just ignore it and enjoy the sales. Some popular customs are the exchanging of gifts, having a large “Christmas dinner” all of which are common customs. Another common custom is to either cut down a tree or to but one from stores and decorate it with different and various Christmas ornaments. The day that Christmas is celebrated is December 25 and is often anticipated less than the hallowed Christmas eve on December 24. The never ending war on the one thing that all people fear. The call of battle against our fellow man. The calling of the winter weight. The heeding to the summons of gluttony and lust. The Christmas music. The nonstop Christmas songs that start after Halloween and before one knows it it is nonstop Christmas music. The neverending assault of the ears of the innocent that claims to be a “holiday spirit” that is relentless in its war on all things normal. It never stops never giving a reprieve. It is always haunting you. Always watching to strike when you least expect it. The horror that is Christmas music. To the unlucky one that end up having to listen early they start to suffer before the turkey even comes out of the oven. The lucky ones manage to go till December when it's appropriate. But no matter the time the songs will never be any better they are still torture.