R. Henson

R. Henson

Morgan Terry, Sports Writer

I think we all can agree that after Halloween, most people’s minds go straight to Christmas. It always “Get into the Christmas spirit” instead of “Get into the Thanksgiving spirit.” I am guilty of this as well, as I tend to think about Christmas time throughout the year as I drink my hot chocolate and watch Hallmark movies. However, this year I am going to do my best to live in the moment and celebrate fall and Thanksgiving a little bit longer than usual. This doesn’t mean I am going to block out Christmas until Thanksgiving is over; I am simply just going to pay Thanksgiving the respect it deserves. If you think about it, Thanksgiving is a pretty great holiday after all. I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving at my house is known for having a week’s worth of food and a football game on at all times. That sounds pretty great to me. Thanksgiving is also a holiday when you don’t have to spend money on buying people gifts, which doesn’t hurt either.

My biggest reason for why I don’t want to forget about Thanksgiving is that it gets me ready for the Christmas season. Christmas is one of the best times of the year because you can listen to Christmas music and do seasonal activities, such as make ornaments or go to Rock City with your friends. However, Christmas activities get old after a while if you spend too much time doing them, like throughout all of both November and December. If you live in the moment and enjoy Thanksgiving, you’ll still be left with a good month to do all the Christmas activities your heart desires. It’s not taking away from your “Christmas spirit” any. If anything, it is making you more anxious for it, which makes it more enjoyable when you do finally get to celebrate the greatest holiday of them all: Christmas.