Christmas Every Day

December 16, 2016

The sentimental atmosphere, the feeling of anxiety to open presents, the chilly air with warm sweaters, a hot home-cooked meal, the opportunity to spend time with friends and family-Christmas time is looked forward to for weeks (and for some like me, months) in advance. Christmas is a time for joy and celebrating the holidays with people, so why is there so much fuss about a good or bad start date for the festivities?

If you’re like me, you’ve been expressing how excited you are for the upcoming Christmas season for months now, and some people aren’t too happy about it. They don’t seem to care if you are excited in advance for any other holiday aside from Christmas, though. I can’t tell you how many times I heard some of my friends say, “It’s almost Halloween!” throughout August and September, but not many people had anything negative to say about them counting down the days.

What is the harm in getting excited for this time of year? Christmas is a nostalgic time for me and many others when we can celebrate and get together with family members we don’t often see, and it’s an opportunity and reminder to treasure relationships with others by giving meaningful presents. I may sound like a romantic, but Christmas is the best time of year partially because of the cold weather (and, hopefully, snow) that just makes you want to curl up by a fireplace with loved ones to watch cheesy Hallmark movies and appreciate the seasonal atmosphere of selflessness, love, and peace.

Anticipation for this year’s Christmas fills me with strong positive feelings, and nothing can convince me to stop celebrating this fantastic holiday early. It gives me something to look forward to, which helps me to keep pushing through the mundane and trial-filled school days.

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