When you think of November what comes to mind? Thanksgiving, leaves changing color, cooler weather, comfort food…. Christmas?
There has been a newfound trend that once November 1st hits, two types of people emerge: those who are diehard Christmas fans, and those who are forever Thanksgiving lovers. For some, November 1st is the day the Christmas trees go up and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” plays on repeat. But, my question is, when did we start skipping over Thanksgiving?
I’ll be the first to say that I am not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving and I think the food is overrated, and I absolutely love Christmas, but really, November 1st? Doesn’t that seem a tad early to be getting in to the Christmas spirit. December 1st I can understand, or maybe even late November once Thanksgiving has passed.
I have a hard time getting into that Christmas mood with papers to write and finals looming ahead. Plus, if we start getting in that Christmas mood as early as November 1st, that just reminds me earlier that I have zero money to get my family and friends gifts that they are worthy of. By the time we actually get to December 25th, we will have been celebrating and getting in the mood for over 50 days. That seems a bit much to me, and I don’t want my excitement to die before we even get to Christmas Eve.
Yes, I did watch Love Actually just a few days ago, and yes Christmas music will always be my favorite, but I think for now, we should stick to the natural progression of Holidays, and leave November as Thanksgiving, and then once that’s over let the Christmas spirit begin! I will be right there with you on November 25th switching gears into a Christmas mood (also getting hyped over The Gilmore Girls revival, but that’s a story for another time).
Plus, just remember, if you start putting your tree up in November, it’s probably fake and no one likes a fake Christmas tree. Period.