Halloween is fast approaching. My little cousins have already picked out or made their costumes—ready for the ultimate sugar rush and candy coma that is soon to come. As a kid, I loved Halloween. I loved picking out the perfect costume and overdosing on candy.
But it always seemed like a mashup holiday to me. While I was preparing for trick or treating, my Mom was stocking up on food for Thanksgiving and hauling our Christmas tree up from the basement. As a result, as an adult I feel like Halloween has lost a bit of its luster and is now just a bump in the road to an even bigger, more important holiday—Christmas!
Yes, Christmas. Truly the most wonderful time of the year. Even department stores get in on the Christmas craze by releasing Black Friday ads and displaying Christmas decorations when most kids haven't finished eating their Halloween candy. But don't run from the Christmas craze!
Here are 5 reasons why you should embrace your crazy Christmas self before December:
1) Great shopping dealsGiphy
I'm a poor college student who sometimes survives on Kraft Mac n' Cheese and Ramen Noodles. Why wouldn't I want to save money?
2) Halloween has a limited song and movie collectionGiphy
Tim Burton was one of the very few pioneers who attempted to put us in the spirit of Halloween by creating songs and movies for the holiday. But even he couldn't keep up with the sheer volume of Christmas music and movies that are in existence.
Let's face it, Christmas movies and music get us in the spirit of celebrating Christmas. Halloween's limited selection can only go so far when it comes to getting us in the celebration mood.
3) To irritate other peopleGiphy
For some reason, the Scrooges of the world consider people who celebrate holidays early a pet peeve. Why not watch their reactions when you tell them you're putting up your Christmas tree before Thanksgiving?
4) Preparing more now means less stress laterGiphy
Christmas is a great, but also crazy time of year. There are the decorations, food, shopping, wrapping, and the occasional nervous breakdown. Crazy family members are coming and it's up to you to be ready for their arrival.
5) Because it's fun!!Giphy
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and laughter so why not prolong it?
No matter what your opinions of Christmas, have fun this holiday season!