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Christmas decorating should start after Thanksgiving

As the sun sets on the Halloween season, trick-or-treaters knock on the doors of their final houses and start heading home. When the clock strikes midnight, much controversy begins to arise. Do you put up your Christmas decorations or wait until Thanksgiving? Though many think Nov. 1  is the day holiday music should fill the halls, I believe otherwise. 

By putting Christmas decorations up the day after Halloween, you completely exclude the Thanksgiving holiday. This festivity began as a way to bring peace between the native americans and the colonists and give thanks for the pilgrims first successful harvest. The U.S Embassy and Consulates states expressing gratitude was customary for a bountiful harvest in both Native American and pilgrim cultures. In modern day, this holiday is meant to take a moment and be thankful for what we have as the pilgrims did back in the 1600s. By taking focus away from Thanksgiving  and placing it all on the Christmas festivities, you ignore the true focus of the holiday. 

After Thanksgiving is also a great time to put up your decorations because oftentimes, family is gathered in one home and can decorate together. This allows for a smooth transition between the two holidays and gives families a chance to bond as the holiday season begins. You can enjoy a delicious thanksgiving meal and then relax with your family as you watch a Christmas movie to start the season. 

In conclusion, Thanksgiving should not be shadowed by the Christmas season.

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