I don’t hate Christmas. I don’t celebrate it, because I can’t separate the religious aspects from the secular ones and just go with it, but I don’t hate it. That said, what I do hate, with a passion, are Christmas TV ads. And not just any Christmas ads. No, while the ones from Old Navy and the like are fairly hideous, there’s one type of Christmas ad that really takes it to a whole different level.
These ads, usually from Lexus or Infiniti, show people who live on an alien world where the 1% gets to give out cars to their family members as Christmas presents. Not just any cars, either, but luxury cars! They usually do this is in cute and clever ways or, in the Christmas/winter themed Infiniti ads, get to smirk a lot while having winter revenge on someone. I really despise these ads.
Now, admittedly, it would be nice to be rich enough to give someone a brand new luxury car for Christmas, though if I did, it would be a real luxury car and not a Lexus or Infiniti. But on the other hand, if I were that rich I wouldn’t likely care what any stupid car commercial said I should buy.
I know the point isn’t to sell to the 1%. It’s to sell to the upper 10% or so. The people who pull in over $75,000 a year and still don’t have an underwater mortgage. But as someone decidedly in the 99%, I find them really obnoxious.