Open Letter to Christmas Fanatics


Julianna Crawford

Senior Lillian Self wraps herself in an attempt to spread holiday cheer despite the fact it is 60 degrees outside.

Herald Staff Member

Dear Christmas fanatics,

As the Christmas season approaches the fervor of those obsessed with ‘Seasons Greetings’ grows into a steady roar. What about the sanctity of Thanksgiving? Why can we not enjoy scrumptious turkey without being dominated by ballads of Frosty the Snowman? Before all the leaves are gone and frost gathers on my car, I do not want to hear about how much your bells are jingling. Before the shopping season ramps up and parades march through downtown, I do not care what nuts you have roasting on a fire. Believe it or not, most people do not want to listen to Christmas music for TWO MONTHS STRAIGHT. Take some notes, Magic 98.9. Ultimately the holy fighters in the ‘War Against Christmas” and those most dedicated to preserving the ‘reason for the season’ start celebrating the holiday the earliest! You cannot complain about how Christmas has been turned into just gifts and not about its original purpose when you start celebrating months before the actual holiday. Why argue about the secularization of Christmas on one hand and then blow up my feed with Santa Countdowns before Halloween? Who cares whether Starbucks holiday cups have designs or not? I do care if the joy of the Christmas season is polluted by Negative Nancys that would rather argue than truly proport the loving philosophy of their religion. If all of this is not enough for you to change your ways perhaps you will listen to Mother Nature. If it is too early to buy a real Christmas tree without it dying before December 25th, then it is too early for you to begin decorating and listening to ‘Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer’. Seriously, wait to celebrate Christmas. It will not only make your holiday better, but you will also not irritate everyone around you.



The Herald Staff