Is Christmas Coming Too Soon?

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Christmas decorations1It is midnight, and there are still trick-or-treaters in the street, enjoying their Halloween festivities; however, ever so lightly in the background, a car’s radio has begun playing Christmas music. This is a problem that needs to be resolved immediately.

When did it become okay for Christmas cheer to appear the minute Halloween ends? When we are only in the wee hours of the morning on November 1, and Christmas movies are playing on ABC Family, there is an issue.

November should be the holiday that represents Thanksgiving, not the month that represents pre-Christmas. Thanksgiving has become a forgotten holiday.

In fact, Black Friday is more anticipated across the country than Thanksgiving, and it is just a giant holiday where people find bargains for Christmas presents.

Not only can you find Christmas decorations covering stores, Christmas music playing on the radio, and Christmas movies playing on the television all November long, but as soon as October.

Soon, Halloween will be a scary version of Christmas, or worse, a jolly one. The only time it should be acceptable for a person to watch Santa Claus on T.V. in October is if they are watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Understandably, nearly everyone catches a bit of holiday cheer as the temperature drops, leaves fall, and they catch the first glimpse of snow. This does not, however, mean we can completely bypass Thanksgiving.

The only time people seem to appreciate Thanksgiving is when they are stuffing their faces into an enormous turkey feast.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas as much as the next guy, but I think there is a time and a place for Christmas cheer. So, please, save the music, movies, and gingerbread houses until after you have completed your Thanksgiving feast.

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