Let Me Love Christmas

Posted in Lifestyle
on November 11, 2016

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I know what you’re thinking, but before you leave a rude comment or stop reading this post—hear me out.

It’s okay to enjoy celebrating Christmas. And I don’t know why or when people decided to hate on people who truly love Christmas because it’s nothing to hate or get angry about.

There are people like me who play Christmas music in November, bake some seasonal goodies to give out to friends and family, and spend a little extra time choosing a special gift for someone.

What’s wrong with that? Why is that so horrible?

Pretty soon, I’ll be hearing comments about my outlandish actions of listening to music, baking, and planning and shopping for gifts.

“I refuse to do anything with Christmas until after Thanksgiving because all Christmas is nowadays is a greed fest.”

“How can you even like the holidays?! It’s not even worth celebrating anymore!”

It’s interesting to see and hear how people respond when I talk about my love for the holidays because there’s nothing to get angry about. So why are people angry?

I think there’s this huge misconception that if you’re baking holiday treats, planning out gifts for loved ones, and listening to music, you’re taking away Thanksgiving. Personally, I consider Thanksgiving to be part of “the holiday season.”

I know you don’t give gifts for Thanksgiving, but it’s about expressing thankfulness and spending time with people you love. This is exactly what you do during the Christmas season. The only difference is that there isn’t 30 days of Thanksgiving movies or special Thanksgiving music. So, I default to Christmas songs and movies instead near this time anyway.

My point is: don’t try to take away someone’s love for the holidays with lame excuses that simply aren’t true. Sure, maybe the holidays aren’t a happy time for them. This I completely understand. However, there’s no need to take away someone’s happiness about Christmas. If they’re playing Christmas music and watching Christmas movies and baking Christmas treats at their own home, how can that possible bother you?

Just let me love Christmas and be in my own little world on Christmas music and Hallmark Holiday movies.

Oh, and this post was my low-key way of telling you that I’m kicking off my holiday blog posts beginning next week. So, if you’re excited about gift ideas for people on your Christmas list, and everything holiday-related, be sure to keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram!

This post is a little food for thought, but I hope you consider it if you’re someone who goes on about their dislike for someone simply because they enjoy the holidays.

Do you love Christmas? Are you looking for to holiday, festive blog posts? Make sure to leave a comment below!

 

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  • I absolutely love Christmas! And I live in a country where Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated anyway so no reason at all to not get started on preparing for December’s celebrations!

  • I love Christmas and am all for Christmas music, baking and decor before Thanksgiving. For one thing, we have such a small window to fit it all in if we wait until after! And, like you, I consider it all part of the holiday season. (Also, I’ve been known to play some of my favorite Christmas songs throughout the year when I want a little hint of Christmas and my family bakes one of our favorite Christmas baked goods throughout the year.)

  • I agree that there’s nothing wrong with celebrating Christmas now. I lump the holidays together as well. Plus, it’s smart to get shopping done in November if possible because December can be chaotic at shopping centers and many of us will have lots of events going on next month.

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  • Brittany

    LOVE is an understatement! i’ve already had my christmas music playing for a while 🙂

  • Abbey Phipps

    Haha yes girl! You do you! I love Christmas! I save some things for after Thanksgiving, but that’s just because that’s how I like it! 🙂

  • THIS! My family is Hispanic so we never really celebrated Thanksgiving so we always went straight to Christmas. Plus, I LOVE Christmas anyway. Let me be jolly haha

  • Trish

    Love this! I love Christmas. Love it. Christmas music, Hallmark holiday movies — those things make me really, really happy. And it is never too early to start celebrating, in my opinion. 🙂

  • I totally agree! To me it’s the holidays..multiple! I still love Thanksgiving, but I like to enjoy both holidays and get as much time as I can to enjoy them.
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  • So with you on this, girl! The Christmas season (which obv starts now) is my jam! Bring on all of the Hallmark movies!

  • I couldn’t agree with you more. I just love celebrating the holiday season, because it brings so many memories to mind from growing up and spending time with family. I cherish these months, and want to enjoy them as much as I can. I love walking through the stores and seeing Christmas decorations, but I personally choose to wait until the week of Thanksgiving to decorate. Partly because I have the week off to do it, and partly because I also love my fall decorations! As for the music, I’ve been rocking it since last week. I love it so much!

  • I couldn’t agree more. No sense in raining on someone else’s parade just because you don’t want to do things the same way. We all celebrate differently and that’s okay. 🙂

  • YES YES YES. Thank you for saying this! I LOVE Christmas and I wish people wouldn’t hate on that!

  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I was already planning to write a very similar post. I get so very sick of people acting like it’s a crime to celebrate Christmas early.

  • Shani Ogden

    I love this way of thinking! We actually had a lesson in church last week where we talked about how Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years as a trio of holidays that actually all go together and aren’t three distinct and separate holidays.

  • Yes, love Christmas!!! Do it how you want to do it! I choose to wait until after Thanksgiving (except maybe a few Christmas songs here and there) but who cares if you choose to celebrate sooner. Holiday cheer is never a bad thing!

  • Yes! I agree, too, that Thanksgiving is just as much part of “the holidays.” It’s not like you’re stealing the joy of Thanksgiving by getting excited about Christmas! To me, they’re like a pre-cursor or continuation of one another. They are joyful times and so what the heck are people so grumpy/angry about! I walked into Lowes today and got SO HAPPY looking at all the Christmas stuff! You do you girl 🙂 In the meantime, I’ll be sneaking more and more Christmas decor into my Target cart over the coming weeks…

  • I love Christmas, too! I’ve already had a little Christmas music on, but it’s been warm the past few weeks which makes it for me to get in the Christmas mood. I can’t wait to decorate my house!

  • Shannon Paige

    This is so true though! This is actually the first year I listened to music before thanksgiving! And also I used to have to deal with this too…my stepdad was a huge humbug lol it annoyed me so much. *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

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