For some, Christmas is quite literally the most wonderful time of the year. Some even start to decorate significantly earlier than others. The divisive discussion of when it is acceptable to start to decorate for Christmas is a very controversial topic to most. Some people say that starting to decorate right after Halloween is way too early, but some say that it is perfectly fine. Now we will dive into the minds of NHHS’s students and staff and get their thoughts on when to start decorating for Christmas.
When asked when it is appropriate to start decorating for Christmas, the majority of people said Thanksgiving Day, or the day after. There were a few, though, that said any time after Halloween was appropriate. But a lot of people said that people should not start decorating until after Thanksgiving, because Thanksgiving is often overlooked.
When asked specifically when their family starts to decorate, 45% said right after Thanksgiving, 3% said before Halloween, 17% said in the first weeks of November, 17% said the first week of December, and 3% said the middle of December. Only one answer suggested March 31.
When asked the question, “Do you enjoy setting up for Christmas early, or do you dislike the people that simply ignore Thanksgiving all together?”, there were many drastically different answers.
Mikayla Maloney, senior, said, “I enjoy getting in the jolly spirit, but I get annoyed by people who celebrate too early!”
Another student also stated, “I kind of like setting up early, because even though people look at our house weird, it just makes me feel happy because it reminds me of my grandma.” While both statements contradict each other, neither one is wrong.
Christmas is amazing to many people. It would be a huge lie to say that it didn’t bring joy to so many faces. No matter what your opinion is on the subject, no one seems to deny that Christmas is an amazing time of year.