Too early for Christmas

Logan Ford, Staff writer

The 12 days of Christmas has evolved over the years to become the 55 days of Christmas.

Retailers have already started to spam televisions with ads and mailboxes with magazines.

Freeform has announced the schedule for their “25 Days of Christmas,” in addition to their “Countdown to the 25 Days of Christmas,” which starts Nov. 18.

Hallmark has also launched their new Christmas movie premieres.

When people finish watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as a Halloween movie, it seems like everyone is in a rush to start watching it again as a Christmas movie.

Don’t get me wrong — I love Christmas and the entire holiday season, but there is a time and place for everything.

We (or at least I) got upset to see back-to-school ads two weeks after summer break started when we were in elementary school.

Stores are doing the same thing with Christmas.

It seems that Thanksgiving is almost entirely skipped over altogether in favor of the red and green decorations of Christmas.

Mailboxes are being stuffed with toy magazines and mailings from retailers.

Maybe the need for instant gratification is to blame for the ads.

Maybe it’s just consumerism on steroids.

In any event, retailers are just the tip of the iceberg as far as holiday season kicking off early goes.

Apple cider hadn’t been on shelves more than two weeks before egg nog accompanied it.

Some people would like to have their trees lit up before the jack-o’-lanterns burn out.

As soon as Oct. 31 ended and Nov. 1 started, some people went from blasting “This is Halloween” to blaring “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

Even the weather is getting in on the excitement and decided to snow several times already! One of these times was still in October, I might add.

And you know what? I applaud those people.

It’s OK to be super into the holidays.

It’s also OK to not be ready to deck the halls until after you have your Thanksgiving Day feast.

October, November and December are some of the best months out of the year, each with its own unique holidays.

As long as no one is being forced to be holly or jolly, and no one is being a scrooge to intentionally spite other people’s spirits, everything should be fine.