It's true, Christmas has evolved into something of greed and viciousness. I've seen it with my own eyes, as a shopper and an employee. People act like savages when the sales come up, because that one special item must be in their hands ASAP for the promised price or else they'll bite your head off. Be it for a gift or for themselves, I really don't care. It's ridiculous. :/
But, I don't allow that to ruin the spirit for me. I don't really care about 'Christmas'. I'm not a Christian. I'm not anything, actually. I'm a godless atheist communist, according to my Philosophy prof. lolol Which offends so many people, apparently. When I say "Happy Holidays" to my customers at work, some of them give me a dirty look and say "You mean, Merry Christmas?" Geez. lol Anyway, like Diana said, it's what you make it. Everybody has their own way of celebrating the winter holiday.
Anyway, naw, it ain't overrated. Everybody celebrates this differently. For me, it's just another special reason to cherish my loved ones. I express this appreciation via company, and presents of course. I'm not an animal about it, though. If an item I want is unavailable, I just get something else for the person in question. *shrugs* They'll be happy either way. Most of all, I love that during these cold days, we can be brought together and make memories with one another. In the end, that is what really matters.