It seems as if the Christmas season climbs into the rest of the year more and more as time passes. To some, it seems as if the snowy holiday should be confined to the month of December. To others, the holiday of joy and gifts can’t come soon enough. People of that nature choose to begin celebration the day after Halloween.
But is that a bad thing?
According to some Falcons, Thanksgiving is thought of as a holiday that passes by without complaint. Maybe a twitter story or trend, but nothing really major compared to the popular holidays sandwiching it. Can the holiday of food and thanks really stand up to that of the holiday of jingle bells and gift giving? The students of Timber Creek have a strong opinion on the subject.
“I love it [Christmas],” sophomore Sydney Hickmott said. “By the time Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is right around the corner so theres not a whole lot of time to celebrate [Christmas].”
Students like Hickmott, who enjoy spreading Christmas cheer before/during the Thanksgiving holiday appreciate prolonging the festivities, as well as the religious roots and family time that the Christmas season brings.
Thanksgiving also allows for family time and spreading of joy, but it lacks the gift giving and cheerful atmosphere of the December holiday. Families gather together at Thanksgiving, but some argue that this isn’t always positive. There is a certain meme than runs rampant during November, and it’s centered around “roasting” family members. While it’s funny to some, there can be a negative undertone surrounding Thanksgiving that is not present in Christmas.
“Christmas before Thanksgiving break is kind of dumb, but after break it’s fine,” sophomore Sofia Facundo said. “Even though I’m not a big a big fan of Thanksgiving, you should still appreciate the break before Christmas.”
The historical roots that these holidays stem from can be loved by those who listen to Christmas songs year round, as well as those who look forward to gobbling down turkey. While Falcons have differing opinions, everyone has the freedom to celebrate holidays whenever they wish.