I've been watching the holiday gift commercials on TV (there are an awful lot of them) and I've noticed that many of these spots are pushing new cars. Since when did a new car become a Christmas gift? Even if the gift turns out to be a three-year lease of a new car, that's still a significant amount of money -- probably more than $15,000 to lease a decent car for three years. So, if the economy is really tanking, why are automakers running these commercials and who's buying or leasing a new car as a Christmas gift? Beats me.
By the way, my favorite holiday gift campaign so far is the one from Sears: "Don't just give a gift, Grant a wish." What a great slogan!