Poll: When Is It Too Early To Decorate For The Holidays?

By: Lauren Reehl

As the holiday season approaches, Christmas commercials and decorations begin to pop up everywhere, and according to many people, as soon as the clock strikes midnight on November 1 it is officially Christmas time.  This raises the yearly question of when is it too early to begin preparing for the holidays?

Some people enjoy these early starts because it gives them more time to prepare; however, others disagree and say that celebrating the season too early disrespects the holiday altogether.

I polled 155 PV students to see what they think: 90 of them said that they will begin to decorate and shop for Christmas in November. The other 65 said that decorating in November was just too early.

“I think it’s perfectly fine to decorate early, tis the season!” said freshman Caiden Cody.

Junior, Haily Quoos said, “We’ve been ready for Christmas since in the middle of quarantine! It’s never too early to celebrate.”

Many students can agree that 2020 has been a stressful year and they simply cannot wait for the happiest time of the year to begin. Saranya Jena, a junior at PV, believes that decorating for the holidays early should just depend on each family.

“Yes, I think it is okay! Some families have different traditions than others. I think it depends on the person and shouldn’t be determined by society,” said Jena.

Some students disagree and believe that the holidays shouldn’t overlap with one another. While stores, displays, and commercials may make shoppers more eager to begin celebrating, people should take a step back and celebrate each holiday during its designated time.

“Personally, I don’t like to decorate my house for Christmas before Thanksgiving occurs. Each year, my family hosts dinner and it would be weird to be eating our Turkey with a Christmas tree in the corner of the room,” said junior, Hannah Powell.

No matter what your family traditions are for the holidays, the important part is that families get to take a break and spend more time together.