My view: why I celebrate Christmas early

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Christmas is celebrated in many different ways, and at many different times. Some people decorate their houses for the holiday before Thanksgiving.

Jacqui Mercier, Section Editor

They don’t call it the “most wonderful time of the year” for nothing. most people have happy memories associated with Christmas, so why not enjoy what it has to offer a little earlier?

From decorating in November to playing Christmas music in August, I see no harm in celebrating as far in advance as possible. Afterall, I’ve been listening to Mariah Carey’s  “All I Want For Christmas is You” since July with absolutely no regrets.

In my experience, when you play Christmas music early, most people are pleasantly surprised and sing along, creating an enjoyable moment for everyone involved– even though this happy, surprised reaction fades quickly for most.

Since the first day of school this year, I’ve had a Christmas Countdown on the whiteboard of the school’s photo room and my peers seem to like it as much as I do. They often remind me to change the number when I forget. Sometimes I’ll even show up to photo during seventh hour and see that someone else has already updated the countdown for that day.

Since Christmas has been on my radar for months now, most of my Christmas shopping is done, completely eliminating that last minute Christmas shopping stress and allowing me to get the best deals on everything.

As far as early decorating goes, there is no harm in some Christmas lights up a little sooner than usual If it’s not your house there’s no reason for you to care.

At the end of the day, Christmas festivities-whatever they may be- have the tendency to cheer a lot of people up and gives them something to look forward to. If celebrating Christmas in the fall isn’t your thing that’s cool, but just know that’s not going to stop people like me from continuing to do so, after all you’ll probably come around by December.

 

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