To the Editor: My extended family seems to be feeling the pinch this holiday season. They have all voted to scotch the expensive gift-giving this Christmas, and just give each other time.
Tell that to 1% America, though. They have had a banner couple of years. A couple of notable indicators of their successes can be ascertained from public reports of big-city gala events and advertisements in very selective media. Two of these caught my eye in recent months.