Come soon, holiday season!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to celebrate winter holidays every day. Winter holidays are so fun, so why should we limit ourselves to only celebrate and prepare for them in December?

Popularized by the television show “Workaholics”,people have even started celebrating the holiday Half Christmas, which comes on July 25 ever year.  perhaps a bit of an overkill, people dress in Christmas sweaters and then have BBQs.

Think about it this way, I love egg nogg and gingerbread, so why should I only drink and eat it during December?  Devna Patel ’13 says she “enjoys the holiday flavored coffees coming out early.”

Christmas is such a good holiday, that I get really excited and I don’t want to limit my excitement. I think that you should be able to enjoy a holiday anytime you want. Especially with the winter holiday season, which includes several large holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza.

On the same note, it makes sense for a store to put up their holiday merchandise early, in order to make the most money. Christmas is far more commercialized than Thanksgiving, and a big part of the Christmas holiday is gift giving. Thanksgiving is more about giant turkeys and heaps of mashed potatoes. There are no $200 Beats headphones or Playstation 3s to buy.

Felicia Patel ’13 said, “[Stores] know what they are doing, and people like to shop early.”

Seeing and hearing holiday music or decorations also makes me happy. It reminds of good times with friends and family. Devna Patel ’13 said, “I kind of like [winter holidays come early], because it makes me think that winter break is right around the corner.” So next time you see a Frosty the Snowman decoration, don’t cringe. Instead,  remember all the good times associated with that holiday.


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