When Is It TOO Early For Christmas

Walking to my classes the day after Halloween I could already see several Christmas trees in the windows of dorms I passed. I absolutely love Christmas (this isn’t just me being a Grinch), but people putting up Christmas decorations on November 1st is too soon! Halloween is a fun holiday that should be enjoyed, not rushed through just to get to Christmas.

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I know we’re all gone during the majority of December for winter break, so I feel like decorating your dorm and celebrating with friends mid November is normal. November 1st is still wayyy too early, but a week or so after Halloween gives people enough time to actually transition into the holiday season.

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For everyone who doesn’t live on campus though, what about Thanksgiving?? If everything’s already decorated for Christmas, it takes away from Thanksgiving. I don’t know how I feel about eating stuffing with my meal and a slice of pumpkin pie under the twinkling lights of my Christmas tree. The two just don’t go together!

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I would say that the best time to decorate at home is at least the weekend after Thanksgiving. That way there are a few days to finish off the turkey and mashed potato leftovers in your fridge. It’ll give you time to get Thanksgiving out of your system (seasonal and digestive).

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I’ve never heard of people making Christmas cookies before Thanksgiving but that’s a definite no. How could you possibly make cookies when there are so many delicious desserts to be had at Thanksgiving? Pumpkin pie, apple pie, chocolate pie, cobblers and more; who would want to miss out on that??

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Listening to Christmas music is entirely different than decorating though. It gets you mentally in the mood for Christmas without having to physically do anything for it. Personally, I start listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album within the first week of November.

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Christmas is almost here, but don't forget about Thanksgiving! Almost time to get your decorating on!!