Selective perception lets you only see what you want to see, both in the world and in the media. As someone who does not celebrate Christmas, I have pretty much avoided it. I don’t work in an office. I don’t watch tv. I don’t listen to the radio. I rarely visit Facebook. I don’t shop in the mall. Plus my plans today are to travel out of the country. So with the exception of a handful of people wishing me Merry Christmas the past couple of days, it’s almost possible for me to forget it is even Christmas.