Students Discuss When It’s Appropriate to Celebrate Christmas

Students Discuss When Its Appropriate to Celebrate Christmas

Charli Merrill, Reporter

Halloween was about two weeks ago now, and people are already preparing for Christmas! Stores are decorated, houses have lights up, and some have even set up the Christmas tree. But others may think it is way too early to even be thinking about presents and putting up stockings. So, when is it appropriate to start getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year? 

Christmas is still over a month away, but to some, it doesn’t matter. If you drive around Farmington, there are already yard decorations and lights up, and you can even see trees set up in windows.  

“Christmas is a dandy holiday full of cheer and righteousness, and you should celebrate it the day after Halloween,” Sophomore Grey Hansen said.

 I took to the internet to see what people had to say about it. According to a poll from, 86% of the people surveyed agreed that November is too early to be celebrating Christmas. That means only 14% are ready to be in Christmas spirit.  Most think that you must wait until thanksgiving has passed to be able to get out the decorations.  

“I think you should celebrate it around December 10th, or if it starts snowing heavily before that.”, Sophomore, Ridley Wood said.  

Since this is such a big controversy, why don’t we settle it? I asked a total of 27 people in all grades, and here are the results. 14 people said that you can celebrate Christmas as early as you want to, and it really doesn’t matter. The other 13 thought that it was unacceptable to put up any decorations until December 1st or at least after thanksgiving. Still, I think this topic is very divided and doesn’t have a clear and correct answer.  

As far as I’m concerned, you could start rocking round the Christmas tree tomorrow. Just do whatever makes you happy and celebrate when you think it’s necessary. Happy holidays, everyone!