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‘Tis the season

Playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving is a fantastic way to embrace the holiday spirit.
A. Davis
Christmas music plays on the car radio in preparation for the holiday season.

On the last day of October, children were out trick-or-treating in various costumes, celebrating Halloween. Right when November hit, people began blasting their favorite holiday jams.

It seems inescapable. Just about every grocery store, gas station, and restaurant has Christmas music playing already for seemingly early festivities. However, it is never too early to be listening to Christmas music.

“Considering that the holiday season starts the day after Halloween, I am pro-Christmas music right now,” Chemistry teacher Allison Tuleo said.

On Nov. 8, SiriusXM returned their lineup of Christmas channels to satellite radio. Playing holiday hits like “Last Christmas” by Wham! and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé, it is never too early to jam out to these songs while driving.

Also, beginning in early November, people get festive with home decorating. From putting up lights outside the house to decorating Christmas trees, people listen to holiday tunes to get into the Christmas spirit. There is nothing wrong with listening to these songs even before Thanksgiving.

“I do think that leading up to Thanksgiving maybe a week or two ahead of time is okay to do since you are getting into the holiday spirit,” junior McKenna Kearney said.

Some people believe that people should not be listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. However, if we started listening to Christmas music after Thanksgiving, we would have a smaller window to enjoy the festivities. Seeing that there is a lack of popular Thanksgiving music, playing Christmas music would make the holiday season last as long as possible.

On TikTok, there is a joke going around that Mariah Carey has been thawing all throughout October in preparation for her hit song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” originally released in 1994, to be playing everywhere. On Oct. 31, Carey posted a video on her Instagram of a countdown to Nov. 1 and her “thawing” once the clock strikes midnight, singing her song. If Carey is ready for Christmas music right after Halloween, everybody else should be.

Playing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving is a fantastic way to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

“I love Christmas music,” junior Karolina Zastawny said. “It brings me a lot of joy, and I think it sets the mood for Christmas time.”

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Alexis Davis
Alexis Davis, Floating Editor
Alexis Davis is a floating editor, it is her first year on staff. She is on the Huntley Dance Team and she also does studio dance. She also does NHS and Silver Cord. She loves to spend time with her friends and family.

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