For blogger Emma Tapping, that couldn't be further from the truth. Buzzfeed reports that the 35-year-old mother shared a photo of her Christmas tree on Instagram and the backlash over the insane amount of gifts she purchased has apparently turned into a social media nightmare.
It's true that you can hardly see the Christmas tree for the pile of presents blocking it, but that's merely a testament to Emma's ability to snag a deal and save money, which is something she posts about on her blog.
"Having a good christmas has nothing to do with getting alot [sic] of presents," one commenter wrote. Another even resorted to insulting Emma's children, referring to them as "spoiled brats."
Um, wow. Everyone is certainly entitled to chiming in with their two cents, but shouldn't it be Emma's choice to purchase and post whatever she wants?
When the photo went viral, Emma took to her Facebook page to set the record straight and luckily, it seems like she hasn't allowed all the outrage to drown out her holiday cheer.
"Please try and remember this is about three little children, their Christmas, their tree," she wrote.