By: Sarah Rhine
Everybody loves a good Hallmark movie, but a holly jolly Christmas romance in November is like kissing the Grinch under the mistletoe. Christmas celebrations before Thanksgiving rolls around is one tradition that needs to end.
Celebrating Christmas in November introduces the stress of holiday shopping far too early. Hoards of people start to buy decorations and lights to decorate their house. Putting up Christmas lights in November is a big, bright flag indicating that a house’s occupants are celebrating way too early. Christmas lights and decorations look out of place in November, but the worst offense is a Christmas tree. A Christmas tree was made for Christmas, or else the name would be Thanksgiving tree.
Having all things Christmas in November removes the focus from where it should be: Thanksgiving. Others agree, but find the subject to be as delicate as the fake snow on their porches. Benjamin Heinz (10) thinks that celebrating Christmas is annoying, saying, “People should wait until after Thanksgiving; [celebrating early] detracts from the purpose behind Thanksgiving.” Since he finds celebrating Christmas in November annoying, he finds people celebrating equally annoying. Kamryn Greiner (11) thinks celebrating Christmas in November is too early and finds other people celebrating early premature.
Celebrating Christmas in November is not acceptable. Get excited to celebrate Thanksgiving as its own holiday, and get annoyed if someone disrupts pumpkin pie eating with Christmas music. Christmas music should be played in December and not before. But take heart: once December arrives, all things Christmas are fantastic, and should be enthusiastically celebrated throughout the month.