However much we might try to avoid the corporate offerings of Christmas event the most devoted eco-justice warriors complain about the extra costs associated with this time of the year. Well I have some news that is bound to cheer you up. You're richer than you think, so you shouldn't really worry.
Don't take my word for it. Visit the Global Rich List and put in your annual salary and see exactly how rich you are in comparison to everyone else in the world.
We generally gauge how rich we are by looking upwards at those who have more than us. This makes us feel poor. But when we look the other way and look at where we stand globally the vast majority of us in the industrialised North are bound to have a lot more than the average global citizen.