Unpopular Opinion: It is too soon for Christmas cheer


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Columnist Angelina Padilla-Tompkins believes we shouldn’t start celebrating the Christmas season so soon after Halloween.

Now that Halloween has passed, many individuals are eager to jump into the Christmas spirit. To them, I say: wait. It is too soon for Christmas cheer. 

Many stores such as Walmart, Target and Dollar Tree have already removed their Halloween decorations and brought out their Christmas gear. 

Starbucks has already launched its festive flavors including peppermint mocha, chestnut praline latte, sugar cookie latte, caramel brûlée latte and toasted white hot chocolate. 

Don’t get me wrong, most of these drinks are delicious and live up to their hype, but DeKalb is still experiencing the nice fall weather, thankfully. You can’t yet curl up in a cozy sweater sipping your favorite warm Christmas drink. 

It’s also important not to overlook the glorious holiday that is Thanksgiving. 

A proper Thanksgiving meal takes days to prepare; family gathers from all around and you sit enjoying delicious food and great company being thankful for the year. 

Additionally, if you start listening to Christmas music now, you’ll be sick of it before the actual holiday season has arrived. 

November has only just begun, and Christmas is well over a month away; let’s not wear it out now. 

Before terms like Grinch and Scrooge start to fly my way, I don’t hate Christmas. In fact, I look forward to it each year, but there is a time for it. 

Wait until the snow is stuck to the ground or the calendar hits Dec. 1. Don’t start with the Christmas cheer while we are still raking leaves.