This year it’s not too early to get into the Christmas spirit

The Root of It All


Maddie Root, Managing Editor

As the weather grows colder and colder, stores all around the country are preparing for the Christmas season. However, there is some controversy behind these stores preparing for Christmas “too soon.”

As stores start to bring out Christmas decor, we are left with the question: when is the perfect time to start celebrating the Christmas season?

Some may believe that Christmas should be celebrated as soon as possible, especially after the year we have had! On the other hand, others strongly believe Christmas should be celebrated after Halloween and Thanksgiving are over.

If you take a look inside any Walgreens, Rite Aid, or Walmart, you see that they have already started decorating for Christmas and selling Christmas decor. When I see these decorations, I instantly feel happier and more in the holiday spirit.

These decorations are a wonderful way of spreading joy. There’s no denying that Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. Everyone looks forward to the loud music and family traditions.
Normally, I am a bit annoyed when stores put up these decorations before the end of October. However, this year, I feel a bit differently.

These days, people need something that will put them in a better mood and lift their spirits. COVID-19 has taken a toll on all of us. Christmas trees and holiday lights all put smiles on everyone’s faces.

The Hallmark Channel began showing their new Christmas movies last weekend. Now you can watch a cheesy Christmas love story and Hocus Pocus all in one night!

Christmas creeps up on all of us. Next thing you know, it’s one week before Christmas, and you still have to get your entire family gifts. The stress of gift giving and preparing for family leaves us exhausted by the end of December.

This Christmas season, we need to embrace the stress. We need to remember that Christmas is all about giving. Next time you are shopping for loved ones, embrace the last-minute gift giving stress. If there’s anything that 2020 has taught us, it is to hold our loved ones close.

So, bring on the hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, and sugar cookies! Remember, this year, it is not too early to get into the Christmas spirit!