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Should People Decorate for Christmas Before Thanksgiving

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As we are coming up on another Christmas season, the highly debated topic of whether to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving arises again. Every year it seems like people decorate for Christmas earlier and earlier. Now it is to the point that it looks like some people don’t even celebrate thanksgiving at all. Not all people decorate for Christmas before thanksgiving though. 

 

The people who decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving may argue a number of things like. It can extend the excitement since decorating takes a long time so when the holiday season arrives people won’t have to waste time decorating. Some people also argue that when it gets colder, we get out the cozy Christmas accessories, and decorations. Another reason for people to decorate for Christmas early is that around this time there are many holiday parties happening. Those are all good points on why people might choose to decorate for Christmas earlier.

 

On the other hand, the people who decorate later  argue that even though Christmas is a popular holiday it should be celebrated in December. They also say that thanksgiving is overlooked because of the amount of Christmas advertisements online. The stores aren’t helping either because they start selling Christmas decorations right after Halloween, and most stores don’t sell Thanksgiving decorations. According to a survey by YouGov, 27%  out of 2,748 people surveyed put up Christmas decorations before thanksgiving. Again, these people make a strong point, for when they decorate.

 

According to 8th grader Jayson Webster “you should decorate for Christmas after thanksgiving since Christmas is after.” He also says that “people who decorate for thanksgiving before Christmas are unusual.”

 

In conclusion, the annual debate on whether to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving shows a wide range of views. Those who choose to decorate early argue for the practicality of saving time and creating an extended festive atmosphere. On the other hand, post-Thanksgiving decorators stress the importance of celebrating Christmas in its designated month and express concerns about overshadowing Thanksgiving. Ultimately, the discussion underscores the diversity of traditions and preferences surrounding the holiday season.

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