They're such a slap in the face to those who have nothing. So are the ridiculous food orgies we always have at this time of year. They make us look just as bad as those corporate assholes who get subsidies for being job creators while they pay their employees so little they have to rely on government assistance. When did it become OK to flaunt your abundant wealth in such an indiscriminate manner?
Even though you may not consider yourself wealthy, when was the last time you drank dirty, disease infested water just because that's all there was? Never? That's what I thought. So, fuck your Turducken and that stupid pie/cake thingamajig as well. Get a grip on your gluttony.
Overeating is bad for you. It's bad for the planet. It's bad for the animals that die to feed you. It's just plain bad. Plus, it's probably the most inconsiderate behavior you could engage in while there are little children dying of hunger every single second of the day. Ya, every second.
Why not take that money you were going to spend on stuffing your face to capacity and beyond this holiday season and use it to help someone in need? Have a simple meal and be truly thankful for what you have. Don't just give it lip service or joke about your expanding waistline. You'll feel better. And who knows? Your donation might just save a life in the process.