My brother and his wife choose to avoid the craziness of the winter holidays, eschewing fancy Christmas celebrations. They eschew or steer clear of decorating a tree with lights or putting up garlands. They deliberately eschew or avoid at all costs what they see as a widespread commercialization of a holy season. My nieces and nephews, however, do not want to give up or eschew their tower of Christmas gifts just because their parents don’t believe in the season.
Quiz: What does it mean to eschew something?
- To decorate it not too heavily to make it look not too fancy.
- To criticize it at every turn because you don’t believe in it.
- To avoid doing it for the sake of personal principles.