Trick or Treat, It’s Christmas


Rebekah Williams, Staff Writer

Winter wonderlands, candy cane lane, and zombies. Department stores set out their Christmas decorations way before Halloween is over. Sure, the attraction of early bird sales gives plenty of time to shop for trees and ugly sweaters but these special completely skip over Thanksgiving, and I’m not the only one concerned.
It is too early to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving,“ sophomore Mattie Freeze said. “We should appreciate the holidays before Christmas.”
The time to set out decorations and deck the halls with boughs of holly is a favorite of mine, but the “right” time is a matter of personal opinion. Neighbors have already hung up their Christmas lights and their Christmas trees are decorated, it’s like the hangover of Halloween threw up Christmas all over Thanksgiving. It might not be a worldwide holiday, but it is a national holiday.
I think people try to rush through the year to get to the next year, but we should take our time and enjoy life,” Freeze said. “ I just want people to care about Thanksgiving.”
After a few field tests, I’ve come to the conclusion that most people believe that decorating after Thanksgiving gives an easier transition between holidays than to do it beforehand. Besides, allowing people to adjust and not be bombarded with songs about reindeer, right after the monster mash, creates a separation of the two very different holidays.
“We set up our decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving,” Freeze said. “That way everyone is still together.”
If there’s a too early, there’s a too late. The tradition for most Anglicans is to take down the decorations Jan. 5, but there are those who don’t take the decorations until the middle of February. 
“We love Christmas so much,” freshman Rylee Cherne said. “We want to see it more than just twenty-five days a year.”