Christmas Music too early is not holly jolly

OPINION BY CHRIS STEELE

Now that Halloween has passed, many people are now jumping right into the jolly Christmas season and skipping the Thanksgiving festivities. Along with people getting into the festive mood, comes the increase of christmas music.

Christmas music should not be played until after Thanksgiving. Many people begin playing the jolly tunes once the calendar turns to November.

It should not be played because it can burn out the listeners before Christmas even comes around. Listening to the same songs on repeat for two months constantly can cause the listener to become annoyed by it and get fed up before Christmas day. 

“When I hear Christmas music playing on the radio before Thanksgiving, it drives me insane because it’s too early,” said Cam Semancik, 12. “I like listening to the music, just not too early.”

Some believe, like writer Chris Steele, that those who celebrate Christmas early cause the Thanksgiving holiday to be overshadowed and often forgotten. Photo by Sarah Scobee

Many stores also are starting to put up Christmas decorations to attract buyers into getting decorations to put up around the house. This Christmas spirit in everyone’s face all the time can cause many to become stressed about the responsibilities that come with Christmas time. 

“Seeing Christmas everywhere I turn stresses me out because it reminds me that I have so much to do,” said Austin Batey, 11. “It reminds me that I have to buy presents for my friends, see family members I don’t like, and start studying for midterms before Christmas break starts.”

Christmas music is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and the festive mood when it is closer to the holiday itself. When the music is played too early, it can take away from the great holiday of Thanksgiving.

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