My view: why not to celebrate Christmas early

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My view: why not to celebrate Christmas early

Chase Clark '18, Page Editor

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I’m sitting here writing this column on October 29. Halloween hasn’t happened yet and it’s not even November, yet for some reason, there are Christmas lights on all of my trees and shrubbery. This is a problem.

Everybody loves Christmas but some people really overdo it on the decorations. I’m not talking about that one house on Lakeshore that you can see from space, because I’m all for crazy decorations. I’m talking about the people that have Christmas lights shining before October is even over with, or the people that put up a tree in their living room in the beginning of November only to have it die weeks before Christmas.

When people put up decorations this early, it completely takes away from the spirit of Halloween and Thanksgiving, which happen to be two of my three favorite holidays (behind Christmas, of course).

The main argument is whether the “Christmas season” should start before or after Thanksgiving. The answer is after. For some reason, this polarizes people more than pineapple on pizza, and I never really understood why.

I love the Christmas season, but if it lasts from late October to late January, it completely takes away from the hype. If you’re counting down the days to Christmas months before December arrives, by the time you get to Christmas day, it almost seems bland. If you’ve been celebrating Christmas for months already, there is no difference in how you feel when the big day finally arrives.

The only thing worse than people celebrating Christmas too early are the people who can’t let it go when it finally passes. Christmas decorations should be taken down and the music should be off the radio within a week after. We need to be able to move on and let go until another year passes, when the debate strikes up once again.

 

 

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