LETTERS: Consumers hold the key to commercialization of holidays

Someone needs to remind columnist Kathleen Parker, letter writer Torin Togut and others complaining about the commercializing of the holidays that it is only possible if customers cooperate. Merchants are only reacting to their customer demands.

If no one shops on Thanksgiving, no store would open. If no one reacts to Christmas commercials at Halloween, they will stop. All this complaining is another example of abdicating our personal responsibility. We, the consumers, drive how much or how little our holidays are commercialized.

Patrick Malone, Blairsville