Since this year’s Starbucks red-cup release came and went without any drama from the War on Christmas camp, somebody else had to take up the mantle. It seems Amazon was up to the challenge. The company’s U.K. Facebook page has recently been inundated with angry comments from customers accusing Amazon of ruining holiday surprises. It seems some packages are being sent sans packaging or wrapping, which, while probably better for the environment, doesn’t do much for concealing what said packages are from kids trying to spoil their would-be presents.
A dutiful service representative has been responding to the complaints, kindly informing customers that for items — like these toys — that can be shipped in their own boxes, they always have the option to check “ship in Amazon box” before completing their order. An option that it seems not many people noticed prior to purchasing.
Of course, for every person griping that Amazon is the new Grinch, there’s another person posting a comment and photo of a very tiny item being shipped to their home in a massive box. If it’s not ruining Christmas, it’s ruining the environment. There’s no winning!