And all of this so that people can be as greedy as they want, shop to excess, ultimately throw rotting food away and buy unwanted goods on credit escalating their debts.
If you are a shopaholic perhaps next year you will spare a thought for the workers.
You can order goods from Amazon continually through Christmas but remember someone has to pull your stock, pack and send it.
And those working for big retailers such as Amazon work for a pittance of pay.
How else do you suppose retailers can slash prices to the bone?
Your unwanted bargain has to be paid for and it is by staff on the shop floor that are excluded from the spirit of Christmas.
Your one selfish act next Christmas could be boycotting the sales and ignoring the hype but then will more jobs be lost?