Christmas in November?

By Lucy Infeld on November 7, 2012

For as long as I can remember, the months of October, November and December have been the greatest of each year. This is because of the holidays that fall within each of them. October brings Halloween and pumpkin carving, candy, dressing up and haunted houses. November has Thanksgiving with family, food and celebrating all the great things we are so lucky to have in our lives. Finally, December and Christmastime has always been my favorite.

Trust me, I am freakishly obsessed with Christmas. Everything about it makes me light up. I count down to Christmas every year and am waiting anxiously until the day after Thanksgiving to bring out the lights, start wearing Christmas sweaters, and walk around every mall just to see the decorations and trees all done up.

However, for someone as Christmas crazy as I am, I was alarmed to see that Thanksgiving is being completely passed over for Christmas celebrations to start. Walking into Starbucks on November 1st, I could not believe that they already had Christmas cups and specialized peppermint drinks. Not only that, but on October 31st, Halloween Day, I walked into the candy aisle of a CVS stunned to see that the Christmas display was already out.

What happened to Thanksgiving?

I’m calling for justice for this holiday. I know it’s easy to overlook Thanksgiving. You only get a long weekend out of it instead of a full blown break, Santa Claus is way more likable than a turkey, and there is always someone who points out how the pilgrims actually killed most of the Native Americans despite the sentiment of this day. But the sentiment is exactly what makes Thanksgiving important! This is a day to spend with loved ones and instead of complaining and bickering.

So put away your peppermint flavored things and keep the pumpkin going for a few weeks longer. Enjoy the orange and yellow Fall colors instead of the green and red. Call your parents and tell them you love them instead of laying out the list of presents you expect to receive on the morning of December 25th.

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