Nature's eye with mists is clouded
The thing about this time of year is that it is truly spiritual and evokes a lot of emotion for many of us, unfortunately that is often displayed as depression or melancholia. So, with that, on some very deep level, the business minded have found that a way to fill that void of not knowing why we feel the way we do, has been transformed into buying a lot of stuff and feeling very anxious about it.
Being very busy and industrious all in the name of getting ready for the "big day" has given some meaning to the unknowable, which for a long time really was the religious reaction to the event of the birth of Jesus. Christmas wasn't in the bible, it's not got an origin as a gift exchange, that's the mash up of yuletide where people gave gifts of food to celebrate the cycle of life, the solstice and basically the stuff bigger than ourselves. Now, that is manifested in one thing, at least for me, and that is the bill.