Christmas in September

Judianne Speach

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Well, at least that’s what the radio says. Technically, Santa won’t be coming to NichVegas for over a month. However, radio stations like Mixmas 94.5 started playing Christmas music on Nov. 1. Children were still trick- or-treating and people were throwing Halloween parties! I’m sorry, but I don’t want to listen to “Jingle Bells” while it’s sunny and 60 outside.

It feels to me that Christmas starts earlier every year. The Christmas season used to start on Thanksgiving and end on New Year’s. This year, stores were promoting holiday shopping as early as September —  three months before Christmas! The real question is “is this really necessary?” Well, no. The reason behind stores’ early holiday promotion is supported by the fact that Thanksgiving isn’t until November 28th, which means Black Friday is later as well. So I guess it’s understandable — if you prefer to have Christmas advertisements shoved in your face when you’re just weeks into the new school year.

And what about MixMas playing on Nov. 1? I’d be interested to know who actually listened to that the day it came on. Of course, you have your Christmas music fanatics like sophomore Allie Howard who went on about how she played holiday Pandora all of math class, and sophomore Tiffany Richards who listened to “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” this summer.

Don’t get me wrong – I love Christmastime. I truly think it’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. I don’t want to get tired of Christmas because they start advertising and playing music months beforehand. The advertising and music should be saved until Thanksgiving when it’s actually the Christmas season.


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