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Merchants rush Christmas season

Viewpoint by Ashley Bradley/ne news editor

Halloween just ended, and for the past two weeks, Christmas songs have already been stuck in my head.

The inventor of the first Christmas song must have been out to destroy the world. He sat in his humble cottage and thought about what painful and slow death he could unleash. Thus began the joyous song Jingle Bells, or something just as annoying.

I’m no scrooge, I tell you. I love giving presents, getting presents, sitting by the tree, drinking hot cocoa and spending time with my family, but people take this holiday too far.

In North Arlington, a pricey neighborhood called Interlochen already has more than half the neighborhood dressed in Christmas lights. Thanksgiving is still a week away, for goodness sake.

At places like Garden Ridge, thousands of people have rushed for weeks to get their Christmas trees and decorations. Hurry, because there’s a chance the millions of aisles will dwindle to nothing.

Walgreens and CVS have already had their Christmas aisles organized, and people have rummaged through those. Older ladies, I’m sorry, are meaner when they have coupons in their hand, especially if you’re in their way and there’s only a small amount of sale items.

Hopefully, a trip to Wal-Mart isn’t in the future because that’s where it really gets insane. Aisles and aisles of glittery, colorful messes.

The day the Halloween candy and pumpkins go on sale is the day Christmas starts. 

Let’s face it. No one really celebrates “Thanksgiving” anyway. Yeah, once my family wraps around the table with plates of food, we spend about five minutes discussing what we are thankful for, but other than that, the holiday is about getting fat.

Who’s for skipping Thanksgiving altogether? If there’s no Thanksgiving, we can start shopping for Christmas and singing carols even sooner.

Actually, let’s just cancel all of the other holidays and celebrate Christmas year round.

No? I don’t want to either.

So instead, let’s just make a pact to celebrate Christmas only in December.

Deal.

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