Points in opposition
basic aim of festival forgotten
i think the basic aim of any festival is to show our love for god and when one commercializes festivals, that basic aim is forgotten and everyone involved is thinking, "What am I going to get on this festival."
In fact, in some instances; the festivals have been commercialized so much, that kids do not even know the significance of the festival and consider it just another holiday or just another chance to increase their material possessions. Commercial establishments have a field day in these instances.
Points in Favor
This depends on what is considered to be the basic aim of a festival. In case of Christmas, is it simply to praise god (or as they are often from before Christ gods) or is it to have a good time? Festivals in the middle of winter were as much to banish the long nights with merryment as to praise the god(s) for the day beginning to get longer again.
If it is simply about having a good time then commercialisation makes little difference. Commercialisation can even make having a good time easier as there will be more veriety and the festival is likely to get more spectacular.
Fairs and Festivals are like the ornaments on the soul of India. A vast range of fairs and festivals are celebrated here, ranging from those of national eves, to those of cultural eves like Holi, Diwali, Eid, Rakshabandhan, and many more, without any differentiation of caste, creed, sex, race, etc.
With the changing times, these festivals are also changing in terms of the ways they are celebrated and the values which they hold. Though the basic legendary story behind the celebration of any such eve remains the same but the generation gap can very well be noticed over here. Oldies still stuck to the traditional ways of the celebration whereas, the youth blends liveliness to the event along with their innovative ideas of having unlimited fun.
One more aspect of such events which is very common nowadays is the...