Grinding Stephen’s gears: Christmas in November

By Stephen Eibes —

You want to know what really grinds my gears? When people play Christmas music the day after Halloween. I would just like to put it out there that the month of November does in fact exist. It is home to of a few holidays that you may not be aware of: Nov. 3 National Sandwich Day, Nov. 14 National Pickle Day and my personal favorite holiday Nov. 30 National Stay Home Because You’re Well Day.

Let’s not forget the greatest holiday of all, Thanksgiving. It is a time for Americans to be thankful, not just for truckloads of stuffing and turkey, but for the people and blessings in their lives.

In spite of all of these great days, why do people feel the need to set up their Christmas trees, play their Christmas music and drink their Christmas eggnog during the month of November? Just the other day I walked into Wal-Mart yesterday and all I saw was Christmas decorations and a sign that read “46 days until Christmas.” Even though that may be the case, why do you have to show it off? Don’t even get me started on Christmas music. My rule of thumb is that you can begin Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. It makes perfect sense. I do understand that there aren’t very many Thanksgiving songs, but that does not give Christmas the right to barge into the month of November.

Christmas belongs to the month of December, let’s keep it that way.

I would like to dedicate this piece to the month of November. And to all of you who think that Christmas starts the day after Halloween, you are dead to me.

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