by Brady Rogers
As the holiday season is in full swing – with thanksgiving behind us and christmas coming up – there’s no true date that establishes the beginning of the Christmas season. Although it’s up to each individual’s discretion, there still should be some guidelines or norms established to keep the holiday festive.
It seems as if every year the beginning of Christmas music and decorating begins slightly earlier. For some, it has even begun right around the Halloween mark. Christmas music has its limits, and listening to the same five songs by Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey has numbed my ears to any holiday related tune.
Businesses begin their set up for decorations as early as August, which is ludicrous. It’s still Summer and nearly 70 degrees outside, and there are decorations in most retail stores. I could walk into target, buy my school supplies, and then check the holiday area to see if there’s a light up snowman on sale.
Also, the whole idea of the holiday season is having good spirit, but it seems to lose its value when it is extended to three months rather than one.
Senior Jacob Wargo explained, “The holiday season should begin the first of December. It’s a good month of holiday activities, celebrating, and anytime before really doesn’t feel like it’s near Christmas at all.”
The holiday season should begin in December, and people should use the grace period between the first of the month and Thanksgiving to begin the set up. After beating someone up on Black Friday over a blender at Walmart, there’s no better feeling than fighting another at the Christmas Tree Farm, as long as it’s with the family.
There’s no better feeling than buying Christmas ornaments in shorts and a t-shirt. Photo Courtesy of Queen Bee Coupons