The original words from the article are here in bold. I have suggested some alternative words and phrases that would fit the sentences (and you might have thought of some other different words).
- gifts (commercialism, celebration/ celebrations, present-giving)
- carbon capture (the environment, our natural world, reforestation)
- mounds (production, curse, problems)
- anyway (at all, to receive, in your life)
- flimsy (cheerful, wasteful, tacky)
- landfill (the bin, the trash, the garbage)