It's December. Christmas is just around the corner. I love the spirit of Christmas, but I hate the unruly materialistic monster it has become. A few years back I discovered a movement called Buy Nothing Christmas. I won't bother proselytizing about over consumption, but if you feel like Christmas has lost some of its charm, you may want to consider checking out Buy Nothing Christmas. I know some people will be thinking how sad it must be for my family and friends that I'm not buying them over-packaged crap they probably don't need. Well, I still do buy some gifts. I make some gifts. And I also choose to do this in moderation.