Students get a head start on Christmas festivities

The skeletons are being put back in the attic and festive decorations are beginning to light up neighborhoods, it’s that time of year: Christmas in November.

“I started listening to Christmas music literally as soon as 12 a.m. came on Nov. 1,” junior Zanielle Wells said.

Many, like Wells, shifted their holiday gears within moments of Halloween’s passing. But some find that the immediate jump into the Christmas spirit takes away from Thanksgiving.

“I’m kind of annoyed that it’s being played now because we still have Thanksgiving to go through and we kind of just skip over it,” sophomore Shannon Kay said.

On the other hand, junior Bekah Crews sees merit in this immediate switch from ghosts to gifts.

“It’s understandable because you can’t really listen to Thanksgiving music,” she said. “I still love Christmas music but only once it’s Christmas time. It brings me joy because it reminds me of all the good memories I had as a child.”

Although Christmas music is seen as a bit of a controversial topic in November, once December rolls around, it’ll be sure to spread the Christmas spirit.

“I love Christmas because it brings back really good memories of all my family being together again,” Kay said.

By Victoria Skaggs