Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, for those who celebrate Christmas, the ongoing debate of when to hang the tinsel and deck the halls has begun.
Staff writer Delphine Liu asked students: “How early is too early to start Christmas celebrations?”
Devon DeLellis, first year
“Oh, I am a strong believer in early Christmas. I feel like too early would be before Halloween — after Halloween it’s kind of fair game. That’s when the malls are starting to put up Christmas trees. I feel like I should be in the holiday spirit.”
Rahul Mehta, sophomore
“I think that Christmas celebrations start too early. If you are doing things before like, Dec. 10 — that's a weird date — but I wouldn't count decorating and stuff as Christmas celebrations. You can definitely decorate before that, I don't think that counts as celebrations. What counts as celebrating is getting in that holiday type of mood and planning all the festivities, just taking your brain off of work.”
Caroline Lanier, first-year
“It has been ingrained in my brain since I was a child that you cannot bring anything out for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. So no Christmas music — you can buy Christmas stuff, but you don't put anything up until after Thanksgiving."