Sleigh bells before Thanksgiving’s farewell?


Photo taken by Awtry Massa.

Awtry Massa, Staff Writer

“Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too! C’mon, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with youuuu”

OMG, Christmas music before Thanksgiving?!?! A very controversial topic.

Many people have a strong opinion on whether Christmas can be celebrated before Thanksgiving, or if you have to strictly wait until after Thanksgiving to celebrate anything Christmas related. 

As someone who has always loved Christmas and the season surrounding it, I am obviously an advocate for celebrating the holiday season before the month of December.

“Decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving is not meant to overshadow Thanksgiving but add more time to the Christmas season. I personally think 25 days of holly jolly is not enough and that using November to listen to Christmas music and to decorate is acceptable,” Student writer Tiffany Metts from Harding University says.

Using the hashtags “HolidayCheerAlways and #ChristmasCanWait, Jessie Blaeser from TyIt also had a say in the debate. Through Blaeser’s survey, a voter participating in the #HolidayCheerAlways category said, “There’s no need to limit Christmas celebration to 25 days in December. With Christmas comes nostalgic movies and music, cookies and quite possibly the best decorations of all time. If you want to adorn your home with twinkly lights and ornaments on Nov. 1, nothing should stop you!”

With this being said, I can see where the other side is coming from in that they want to take the month of November to focus on Thanksgiving and being thankful for their friends, family, etc. before the Christmas season. 

However, I don’t see a problem in listening to Christamas music, watching Christmas movies, baking cookies, decorating the house, and more, while having a nice meal with my family in the middle of all the celebrations for Thanksgiving day. I mean, if you think about it, Thanksgiving really is just a meal.

Overall, I think the debate is kind of silly, if a person wants to celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving, go for it, but if they don’t, then so be it. At the end of the day I don’t think there is a right or wrong time to celebrate, just do what makes you happy!