Thanksgiving music only (JAZZ)

Kendall Peterson, Staff Writer

By Kendall Peterson

Hey you, turn your holiday music down! Let’s take a minute to remember that Thanksgiving is in less than a week, so maybe take a break from blasting that holiday music, and read this.

There are so many reasons not to listen to holiday music before Thanksgiving. 

First, and most obviously, by the time you actually get into the holiday season, you’re sick of listening to “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman.” 

When all the stores and restaurants start blasting those classic holiday songs after Thanksgiving and your whole family is singing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” you’ll not be as willing to join in or enjoy because it is not as special and you do not feel as much in the holiday spirit because you’ve been in it for so long.

It makes the holidays so much more fun when you wait until the right time to celebrate them because it gives you a chance to anticipate and build that excitement for them. Starting to listen to holiday music in October or earlier gets old and you lose that sense of exhilaration.

The essence of the holidays and the winter season in general is so important, but it doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving. That’s why if you continuously listen to holiday music, you haven’t focused on getting excited for Thanksgiving and the music has become too usual for the holiday mood.

Don’t get me wrong, holiday music slaps and I’m all for it, but there’s a time and a place for everything, because what’s the point of having other holidays when we don’t even pay attention to them?

Thanksgiving deserves some respect even though it doesn’t have music that goes with it because without it, Charlie Brown would be way less popular, and it has the best food out of all of the holidays.

Each holiday has its own elements that make it unique: Christmas has music and Thanksgiving has quality food. Even Easter has bunnies and eggs. It is important to try to respect each holiday’s special gifts in order to get the most out of it.

It is so much better to wait to do the different things that celebrate holidays because you’ll get to celebrate with everyone else too. You won’t have to listen to holiday music in your car alone!

All I’m saying is that there is no need to start celebrating a holiday early (preparations do not count) because there’s going to be time to celebrate it, why be excessive?

There will be plenty of time to listen to holiday music, so maybe start listening to the tune of Thanksgiving food.