Please Don’t Overlook Thanksgiving


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Please Don’t Overlook Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again. The air is getting colder and stores take this as a sign to start blasting Christmas pop and throwing little window clings shaped like snowmen on any glass surface. “Ah, December” (is what you might exclaim if you were unaware), but you would be horribly wrong because IT’S NOVEMBER 1st! Now, I know that many of my peers take this as a sign to prepare for the Christmas season, which is why that I am making my proposal for this year: please don’t overlook Thanksgiving. 

  1. By celebrating Christmas so early, it makes the actual day less special.
    1. This point similarly relates to birthdays. We all have that one friend who proclaims that the month of their birth is their “birthday month” and uses this as an excuse for just about anything. When their birthday finally rolls around, it isn’t as special. This is the same for Christmas. Whenever I start preparing for Christmas too soon, the actual day seems far too anticlimactic. 
  2. Thanksgiving is pretty darn great.
    1. The drama, the intrigue, the food. Everything about Thanksgiving screams *excitement*. When else can everyone in your family come together for a day filled with football, food, and fighting? Thanksgiving presents no expectations to be unfulfilled, as Christmas often does. You don’t have to go through the stress of buying everyone you’ve spoken to in the last year gifts. Your only responsibility is to bring food and eat it. There’s a parade with big balloons, the president pardons a turkey, and so much more. Personally, my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the fighting. Someone always has to bring up a controversial topic on Thanksgiving, and suddenly everyone in the family appears to be an expert on the subject. Because it’s only one day, you have to wait until Christmas or the next family gathering to present your fully formed argument with evidence and proper MLA citations. 
  3. Technically, the Christmas season doesn’t begin until Christmas day.
    1. If we’re going to get technical about it, which I am, then I would like to take this as an opportunity to remind everyone that the “Christmas season” doesn’t actually start until Christmas day. Ever heard of the twelve days of Christmas? That’s actually the Christmas season. The Christmas season starts on December 25th and lasts until January 6th. It starts with Christmas and ends with the Epiphany, when the three wisemen made their way to the manger. No one really celebrates like this anymore, but it fits with my argument, so I have chosen to include it.


Sorry that you’re scared of the truth.