Just let people enjoy the holidays

Katelyn Eddington

Halloween was the other day, Thanksgiving is this month and Christmas is next month. 

Obviously, everyone knows that, or do they?

On social media, I have seen multiple articles and people talk about how Thanksgiving is being skipped over because of the excitement of Christmas.

I have also seen people get so excited with Christmas countdowns and decoration shopping.

Just because someone is excited for Christmas does not mean they are not excited about Thanksgiving. 

There is a reason why this group of holidays is called the “holiday season.” 

I love Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s. 

Christmas is just a bigger holiday. 

There’s usually more shopping, more decorations and maybe, depending on your traditions, more food during Christmas. 

Now with this being said, I feel like Thanksgiving is important. 

I also feel Black Friday should start later or not be the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Black Friday workers have to be at work on Thanksgiving night, and sometimes they do not get to enjoy the holiday. 

Thanksgiving is an important holiday, but if people want to prepare for Christmas early, let them. 

This does not mean they’re skipping over Christmas. 

If they want to watch Christmas movies early to prepare, what does that matter to you?

There are more Christmas movie specials than there are for Thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving focuses on food and giving. 

Christmas focuses on those aspects and so much more on a larger scale. 

Thanksgiving should not be skipped over, but with Christmas right after it, I feel people forget about Thanksgiving. 

At least until they prepare the food.

The holidays in my family were huge, my family would go all out. 

It did not matter what holiday it was: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 

During all four holidays, we would watch classic specials, decorate the house and have so much fun. 

The only thing I did not like about the holidays were those awkward photos my mom forced my sisters and I to take multiple times. 

The holidays and traditions need to be celebrated, and if someone wants to celebrate a holiday early, let them because the holidays make them happy.

Katelyn Eddington is a senior journalism major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].