The most wonderful time of the year

Here comes Santa Clause, here comes Santa Clause, right down Lancer Way...

Jeff Schafer

Here comes Santa Clause, here comes Santa Clause, right down Lancer Way…

Savanna Kanester, staff writer

It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas, but should it be? Many CHS students have been complaining that stores are promoting holiday sales too early.

Target is already advertising their christmas tree specials, Starbucks is brewing up their seasonal drinks, Walmart is promoting festive gifts for the holidays, and do you hear what I hear?

Classmates ridiculing companies’ reluctancy for such early preparation and complaining, but about what? Peppermint flavored lattes or a little Nat King Cole on the radio?

Grinches.

Yes it is early. But is it so bad?

No it its not. I say throw your lights up in August. Hang your garlands in November. There is nothing wrong with spreading the joy a little early. What students should be mad about is company stores stocking school supplies in July that I can understand. Christmas is the longest holiday break we have in school, yet each year students are saddened how fast it goes by. Soon you’ll be packing up your ornaments and putting away your stockings wishing you would’ve got in the holiday spirit a little sooner.

However, I do understand how students are frustrated with the fact that the Christmas hoopla seems to lessen the excitement of Thanksgiving. CHS Senior Chloe Dolkas who, like many  finds such haste annoying, accepted early holiday promotions with one condition.

“As long as people don’t forget about Thanksgiving there’s no harm in starting the Christmas festivities early,” said Dolkas.

The way I see it, businesses are going to advertise early regardless of our criticism. Winter wonderland may be blowing in a little soon but enjoy it, because come spring, you’ll be missing the Christmas magic.

Santa Clauses is coming to town whether we like it or not, so make sure you’re not on the naughty list.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.