Forgotten Christmas: putting compassion ahead of commercialism Posted in: News Faith-based missions agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) is challenging people to reject the commercialization of Christmas and remember Asia’s 300 million ”forgotten” outcasts this festive season. Last year, Americans spent an estimated $720 billion on Christmas - about $885 per person. Some estimates suggest Christmas spending in the U.S.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!