James Garand ’11
The Christmas season was in the air this past December. It’s was time for buying presents, enjoying snow, singing carols, and thinking about Santa Claus. This time of year is one that many hold close to their hearts because they get to share it with their family. But every year there seems to be a pattern with Christmas and the hype that goes along with it.
Before Thanksgiving , and even before Halloween, Christmas items are out on display in stores. I’m not sure why Christmas items are being sold 2 months before the holiday. It seems a little pushy. The stores are pressuring people to already start thinking about Christmas and they haven’t even carved their Thanksgiving turkey yet..
When I’m out looking for Halloween costumes and candy, I don’t want to have to walk through 5 isles of Santa and elves. I’m not saying that I don’t support Christmas and it isn’t a big holiday, but I am saying that the sellers of Christmas items need to tone it down and wait until the appropriate time to start advertising. People say every year that they’re getting their shopping done early, but that idea usually falls through and they end up doing their shopping last minute like everyone else. So why not wait until after Thanksgiving to start selling Christmas decorations, toys, fake tree, and all the other holiday greatness; that way everyone can be 100% focused on holidays prior to December 25th and can feel less stressed or pressured to start getting ready for Christmas so early. So next year I say we put a hold on the festivities and don’t start celebrating until it is actually December.