Video blog A brief history – Christmas cheer and commercialisation

first_imgLIGHTS ARE ON trees, temperatures have dropped, and the shops are trying to entice us with sparkly window displays – that could only mean one thing: it’s nearly Christmas… but what is the true meaning of the holiday, again?Katie Varvos gives a brief history of the big day, and asks whether if it’s now an event cherished for monetary rather than spiritual reasons.Uploaded Katie VarvosKatie Varvos is a Canadian-born, Dublin-based vlogger who created the ‘The Unemployed Graduate’- a show about current news and issues. She is a recent graduate, with a BA in Journalism and MPhil in International Relations from Trinity.Each week she discusses a range of topics, asks for your opinions and gives away some pretty awesome prizes. Check out The Unemployed Graduate’s YouTube channeland Facebook page.Read: 13 signs that Christmas has begun in IrelandPoll: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?We’re interested in your ideas and opinions – do you have a story you would like to see featured in Opinion & Insight? Email [email protected]last_img read more