Easter is arguably much more important in the spiritual sense than Christmas (Jesus arriving vs. Jesus destroying Death itself) yet it's regulated to weekend holiday. In fact, it's the worst type of "long weekend" because almost everyone is forced back to work immediately following the holiday. Even if you're lucky enough to have a few days, or a whole week off before Easter, the holiday itself is the embodiment of "back to work" making Easter a perpetual Sunday afternoon before school starts. I've even heard of some schools that get a "spring break" in the middle of March "just because" and then they're forced to come back to work...and Easter is treated like any other weekend.
Whether you believe in Easter or not is another matter, but what's clear is that sometimes, competing forces can benefit each other. While the commercialization of Christmas isn't the best thing that could happen to the holiday, at least it gets everyone's attention. For weeks, all anyone can think about is the countdown until Christmas, the decorations, gifts, travel, food, etc... All that hype generates more dollars, but it also gets people talking about it. Easter represents what happens if you isolate a holiday from it's commercial counterparts. You may end up with a few ceremonial eggs and chocolate bunnies, but your holiday isn't nearly as buzzed about. Maybe there's something we can all pull from that; sometimes your rivals can make you both stronger. You can't do it on your own.