How Christmas reminds me of the Capitol

It’s been awhile since I’ve read the Hunger Games though I’ve just recently watched the Mockingjay part 2.  Watching it right in the midst of the Christmas season, I can’t help but think of how close we come to the Capitol during the Christmas season.


Christmas Christmas dinner

In the Capitol there’s an abundance of rich, delicous tasting and ornately decorated food, just like what we aim for during Christmas and other holidays.  There’s so much food that people take a drink to make themselves throw up, while we don’t have this many people probably wish they did as they pack on unwanted pounds during the Christmas season.


People are so obsessed with fashion in the Capitol that their outfits and makeup appear outlandish. While maybe our normal fashion isn’t to that point, the fact that we spend hours or weeks searching for the ugliest Christmas sweater to wear for a couple hours is pretty similar. We also don’t hesitate to drop tons of money on dresses which are only culturally acceptable to wear once.

Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper


While we may not all be buying this Swarovski hand made wrapping, most people spend a substantial amount of money on gift wrap and cards which are ornately designed but are meant to be looked at and thrown away immediately, or at best recycled.

Christmas Lights


When a large portion of the world’s population can’t afford safe or reliable lighting, it seems strange that we spend so much time and money on ornamental lighting.



One thought on “How Christmas reminds me of the Capitol

  1. A thought-provoking post. I’m pleased to say (and I hope this doesn’t sound smug, because I don’t mean to be) that I avoid most of the Christmas/Capitol excesses. Living frugally is important to me, and I prefer simplicity. You certainly wouldn’t find me among the crowds at the Boxing Day sales!

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