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The snow may be falling, holiday movies may begin playing and eager children may have already started creating their lengthy lists with toys, but the one aspect of the holiday season that needs to be kept separate is Christmas music.
It is mid-November, and we have not even gotten through Thanksgiving yet. So, let’s get through one holiday before playing tunes for another.
Christmas music is jolly and catchy, but when driving down the road, these tunes become repetitive.
And a reminder: it is not even Thanksgiving yet.
The same Christmas songs that play every day for well over a month dims the spirit, and by Dec. 1, it feels like Christmas has already happened. Instead, there’s nearly a whole other month to go before the stations switch back over to regularly scheduled programming.
These stations manage to run out of songs within the first few weeks of playing them prior to Thanksgiving, which can kill the Christmas mood.
As the year goes on, the holidays are one thing we can count on to lift our spirits. If you begin listening to Christmas tunes too early, they won’t fulfill the joy you’ve been holding out for all year.
Additionally, if Christmas music is played, it will ruin the appreciation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving should be used as time to spend with family and eat all the savory foods the holiday has to offer – not Christmas music.
Besides, if we let Christmas take Thanksgiving, what’s next? Santa at Halloween? Cupid at New Years? If we just sit around and do nothing, we’ll be singing “Jingle Bells” all year long.
To keep the spirit high and repetitiveness to a low, any and all Christmas tunes should be played after Thanksgiving.
Matthew Brown, Annalexis Davis, Kelsie Horner, Taina Rivera, Audrey Trevarthan and Anthony Zacharyasz contributed to this editorial. Contact the editorial team at [email protected].