Is It Really Christmas Time?

Arianna Leuer, Staff Writer

Some people like to start their Christmas season a bit earlier than others. Listening to their Christmas playlist all the way back in October, sometimes even lasting up until February.

Tis the season to get in the spirit, but we can’t forget about the other holidays in the mean time. Like Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah. If you’re playing Christmas songs before you eat the big turkey on Thanksgiving, it might just be too soon.

Hearing the holiday music too early is a microcosm of what is wrong with the Christmas season. It just becomes too much too fast. If we keep continuing to listen to Christmas songs before December, it might take away the hype of the season. Imagine how life was like in the simpler days when people weren’t constantly as concerned with having the most expensive, trendy product. People around Christmas have resorted to a more materialistic perspective of the holiday, but that’s not what it’s about. It’s important to preserve the Christmas season and make the most of it while it lasts, not glamorize it so early to the point where it doesn’t even matter when the actual day comes around that we’re supposed to celebrate.

Take Black Friday as an example, it used to be just two days and every store became a madhouse. Now sales have begun three weeks prior to this, no longer hyping it up as much as it used to be.

So, what if this happens with the music listened to around the season? What if it’s listened to so often and too early that we get sick of it. Not too many artists write new Christmas songs every year, at least not comparable to the classics we all know. The same songs are played on repeat every year and they should be cherished when the season approaches, not overplayed to the point where the lose meaning to the season.

In order to save the season in the short time it lasts, we should enjoy it when it comes around, instead of going overboard two months before the season. It’s a little excessive and just too early.