It’s only October…

Halloween hasn't even passed and we're already celebrating Christmas

Jaylen Stasio, Staff Writer

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It’s only October and every store I walk into, I see Christmas decorations.

Halloween hasn’t passed, let alone Thanksgiving, yet Christmas decorations are being displayed all over.

Christmas decorations should not be displayed until closer to the actual date of Christmas. I understand that there are some people who get very excited about the idea of Christmas and like to get ahead on their purchases, but, it’s irritating to see stores already stocked with Christmas decorations when we still have another two months before it arrives.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but it makes me anxious thinking about something so far away when it’s only October.

In a way, the recent stock of Christmas decorations can be looked at as a business tactic. What I mean is when people see the Christmas decorations, they are reminded of the gifts, decorations, food, etc. that needs to be bought in order to prepare for the occasion.
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Not only has Christmas completely possessed the decoration aisles, but food packages have been getting more and more festive. For example, I bought a pack of Milano cookies the other day, and to my surprise, the package was enveloped in Christmas colors and illustrations.

I do not like seeing Christmas colors so early. Christmas is meant to be special and by displaying the decorations early into the year, the colors don’t have the same effect on me.

In Michaels, the Christmas section is already being displayed, and it is NOT a small section of the store. Although Michaels always seems to do this around October, that doesn’t make it acceptable.

Christmas is my favorite part of the year, but what makes it so special is that it only happens once a year and it’s basically a month long. A month long. Not something that gets celebrated two months in advance.

Christmas decorations should be saved solely for the Christmas season— post thanksgiving. By placing decorations in stores at this time, it takes the joy out of the cherished holiday.