Halloween has passed, which means the winter holidays are upon us. ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas schedule is out and stores are filled with Santas and Christmas trees. However, there's still one more holiday to celebrate before people start dreaming of a White Christmas: Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a great time for family, friends, and food. We shouldn't catapult from Halloween into Christmas, because we'd miss an opportunity to celebrate our life and others. Thanksgiving is a time to think of all the things we are grateful for and share it with others. Here are four reasons why Thanksgiving, not Halloween, should be start of celebrating the winter holidays.
1. Time spent with family and friends.
Thanksgiving calls for family and friends to gather together and enjoy each other's company. It's an opportunity to thank those important to you for being in your life, which is a great way to get into the true Christmas spirit.
2. Festive food.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. These are the perfect foods that lead into Christmas ham, candy canes, and gingerbread men. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are just enough time to eat as much as possible while using the "it's the holidays" excuse to avoid feeling guilty.
3. Thanksgiving Parade.
Who wouldn't want to start off the winter holiday season with a parade?
4. Colder Weather means cozy ugly Christmas sweaters.
Wearing Christmas sweaters right after Halloween may be too early for some, but after Thanksgiving, it's fair game.
Thanksgiving is meant to for us to reflect on our lives and appreciate what we have, because we may not do that as often as we should. So spend time with your friends and family, eat a bunch of food, and let this holiday launch you into your festive holiday celebrations.