Okay, a bit from a man's perspective.
For me, the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus. My wife stopped enjoying Christmas after her mother died. I thought that she would change back to her festive self but did not. That was 39 years ago and her standard comeback when asked about Christmas is, "I can't wait until it is over". The Holiday season has been a "reason for the season" event at our home for many years. There are no decorations, no tree, no festive parties and no presents. We exchange cards and that is it. None of these things has anything to do with the birth of Christ our Savior. People have become brainwashed by corporate America to buy, party, do this and do that. Ask yourself what benefit any of this has on the meaning of Christmas. Ask yourself how you feel going into and coming out of the season. I see too much of the High Expectations, unrealistic expectations, family drama; ad infinitum. Christmas comes and I see frazzled parents. I see sad people. I see everything that goes against the meaning of Christmas. The only people that seem to profit from the experience is — ou guessed it — corporate America. That's my 2 cents.