Battle of the seasons


Chris Ware color illustration of Christmas music playing from a radio before the Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving trash has even been taken away. Lexington Herald-Leader 2005 (Used with limited license)

Emily Badger, Author

When the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1, some students instantly whip out their Santa Claus hats and crank up classic Christmas tunes. Others, however, prefer to relish in autumnal spirit.

“Halloween never ends for me, it goes year-round. I don’t celebrate Christmas right away because it’s not something you’re supposed to do. Snow indicates Christmas and there’s usually no snow on November 1, so it shouldn’t be celebrated so soon,” Madison Magdziarz (11) said.

Students who are opposed to an early start on Christmas festivities believe that this early celebration brings holiday overkill.

“Christmas is in December, so it should be celebrated only then. If you jump into the holiday right away in November, then that’s two months of Christmas, which is too much Christmas cheer for me,” Katherine Veronesi (11) said.

Other students bask in yuletide cheer as soon as possible.

“[I started celebrating the Christmas season] on November 1 at 12 a.m. Every Sunday morning my family plays Christmas music around the house,” Brianna Barone (9) said.

Despite the aversion toward celebrating Christmas early, students do it to fulfill personal happiness.

“I like the Christmas season because it’s so family-oriented. Just expecting [Christmas] makes me feel happy because my family’s going to be around, so the earlier I start celebrating the happier I get,” Barone said.