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Christmas is in the Air… Or is it?


The spooks and ghouls are out, Christmas lights and hot cocoa are in! As we all know, Christmas is about a month away. But when should we really start getting ready for Christmas? Let’s find out!

There are always the people who start caroling and singing Deck The Halls November 1st, but is that too soon? Some say the right time to put up your tree and get into the Christmas spirit is during Thanksgiving, surrounded by friends and family. Others say December 1st, 24 days away from one of the best holidays out there. And you always have those friends who don’t put up a tree till the day before.

Now let me ask you, when do you put your tree up? Studies show that if decorating stresses you out it is best to wait on your seasonal arrangements until the last possible moment–Christmas Eve! Personally, as a well known Christmas lover, my house is already decorated, but for others, it can strain them and actually ruin their holiday spirit.

Traditionally, people start decorating and putting up their tree at the beginning of Advent, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. As time has gone on, we’ve adjusted and now many people put up their trees a week after Thanksgiving. Experts say this is the best time because not only are families still gathered, it doesn’t remove attention from the delicious feast you cooked a week before.

Now, from all we’ve learned I think it’s safe to say… It’s whenever you believe you should! Christmas is more than just a holiday, it’s the days leading up to it. If you prefer basking in your Christmas spirit a little more or less than usual, it’s at your own discretion. Happy Holidays to all and we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

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Jane Cockburn
Jane Cockburn, Staff Writer
Hello! My name is Jane Carrington Cockburn. I've been to Jamaica 5 times and once this year. I've also been to France and Iceland. I love playing basketball and exercising. I've lived in 3 states: Florida, Illinois, and North Carolina. My favorite place to live so far is North Carolina. I'm involved in my community. I participated as the Vice President of NJHS and volunteered as a counselor for a couple of camps during the summer. Hopefully I continue to grow and develop in high school, and I can't wait to write for the newspaper!

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    InnaJan 5, 2024 at 2:26 pm

    This is so true. Thank you, Jane!