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In my family, we like to start the holidays as early as possible. For as long as I could remember, we have always put out decorations for every holiday very early. This meant Christmas wasn’t any different. Honestly, I thought this is what every family did until I realized it was a little weird that we would have every single decoration out (and a lot of decorations at that) and were ready as if Santa were to be there that night, but about a month in advance from the actual holiday.

Every Thanksgiving, we spend it like any “typical” American family starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and ending with a meal consisting of turkey, all the trimmings and pies. We wrap the night up spending time with family and friends, maybe even a game of Cards Against Humanity (since we’re all older now). After a relaxing day, we get reared up for one of the craziest days of the year. Nope, this isn’t Black Friday I’m talking about. The day after Thanksgiving, we spend the entire day decorating our 4 Christmas trees, as well as our entire house.

Yeah, that probably sounds crazy and frankly, you’re not wrong. We spend the entire day helping my mom decorate the house up to her holiday standards. This includes decorating a tree by our front door with her favorite little elves, a tree in our front window with our “fancy” ornaments, a tree in our family room with fun ornaments, or any ornaments my siblings and I created when we were younger and a tree in our kitchen with cookie cutters as ornaments.

Yep, we are insane, and that was only our trees I mentioned. We will also spend the day putting decorations on our mantel, hanging our stockings, putting table decorations out and hanging garland on the railings.

This isn’t all to the crazy day, we do get rewarded for our hard work with a full meal consisting of all the Thanksgiving leftovers from the night before. We then end the night with watching one of my family’s favorite movies, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. If you haven’t seen it, I definitely recommend watching it, and if you happen to spend time with my family, we’ll most definitely be quoting it all holiday season long.

A senior at Ohio University, Hannah Moskowitz is majoring in the news and information journalism track at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. During her time there, she is president, campus correspondent and writes for Her Campus. In her free time, she writes for her personal blog: www.hannahmeetsworld.com. When she's not writing, she loves to paint, hammock with friends and take care of her plants.