Holiday wars

By Kaitlin Trujillo
On November 16, 2017

Kaitlin Trujillo

Lately, it seems that all my social media feeds have been filled with a widely debated issue.

This is an issue that gets people riled up and emotions boiling.

It is one of the most polarizing topics that I have ever seen.

I have a firm stance on this issue, one that you may or may not agree with, but no words could change the way I feel.

It is something that I feel very passionately about and have to speak my mind on.

It is okay to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving.

I absolutely adore Christmas.

I love everything about it.

I love hanging the lights, ornaments and stockings.

I love the colors, the smells, the feelings, and the child-like merriment that comes along with it.

Christmas brings me so much joy. Why would I want to limit that joy to a mere 25 days when I could make the most of it and stretch that joy out for as long as possible?

The argument against happiness centers on the idea that those who preemptively decorate hate or ignore Thanksgiving. This is simply false.

Look, I love Thanksgiving.

It’s basically a pre-Christmas.

Family, good food, laying around all day and prepping for the war that is Black Friday. It’s great.

Decorating for Christmas does not rob Thanksgiving of its meaning or importance. Both holidays are important, but one just has better movies, decorations and an all around better history (Jesus’ birth is infinitely better than the pilgrims sharing diseases, stealing land and whitewashing a culture-you can’t fight me on this one).

You can celebrate both holidays at once. It’s okay.

In conclusion, let people enjoy decking their halls in peace. Grinches are not welcome.

Happy Thanksgiving and most of all, Merry Christmas.

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