Instead of repeating the same tiresome commercials only 10 times a day, ’tis the season to offend your eyes and ears 20 or more times daily. The ads screech on endlessly to sell miracle drugs, retail rip-offs, overpriced cars, TV cable peddlers, crooked lawyers (is there any other kind?) and all the other same useless junk you get all year, only more so.
So, to avoid the ear- and eye-pounding holiday ads, do some fun stuff.
Read, watch vintage movies, hike, bike and help needy people. Go over the hill and through the woods to grandmother’s house for an old-fashioned, no TV family Christmas celebration.