Author: Caitie Looby


Don’t get me wrong: I love the holidays. Nothing gets me more excited than the idea of drinking peppermint hot cocoa while walking through the snow with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” playing in the background (you can say you don’t like that song but we all know you’re lying).


But while I’m as much of a Jingle Bells supporter as the next person, I think the holidays  need to be kept a little more confined to the actual holiday season. Imagine my surprise when I woke up on November 1st to see Snapchat stories filled with the signature red holiday cups at Starbucks. Here I was, still recovering from Halloweekend, and Starbucks was already looking toward the end of December?


It was (and still is) Fall. There are leaves on the trees and it was 70 degrees in Ithaca two weeks ago, so why are we trying to hurry winter? Like I said, I love the holidays as much as the next person but all I’m asking is that we calm down a little bit.


Did we just forget about Thanksgiving? Why is my email filled with stores promoting gift-buying guides? Even Target has gone to the dark side and already switched over to Holiday decor. We need to take it back a notch and remember that we have the entire month of December to blast Christmas music or spin a dreidel.

For all of you currently decorating your room with Christmas lights, I’m asking that you stop what you’re doing and enjoy Fall while you can. Don’t worry: your time to get hyped for the holidays will come.