Surviving Christmas In Early November
Start writing a post

Surviving Christmas In Early November

Everything you need to know to make it through December 25


It's here! It's here, and it's come for all of us! All of us, I tell you!

Halloween has passed, and that means it is November, and for those of you who don't know, November brings the holiday of Christmas, and all of the other holidays that I, unfortunately, do not have enough knowledge on to discuss. "What about Thanksgiving?" the normal person would ask. There is no Thanksgiving, there never has been. There is only Christmas. Don't buy a turkey, buy a Christmas ham. Don't rake leaves, build snowmen. If Halloween is over, that means the stores are already in full Christmas mode. All of the garden centers are now lined with Christmas trees! We can't escape it, we can only prepare for the worst.

Quick Guide To Shopping:

If you like Christmas, I too can appreciate the sense of wintertime stress, empty wallets, sobbing children, and colds. Now, don't let me hate on your holiday, I love Santa as much as the next guy, I mean, he makes it so I don't have to buy all of my daughter's presents. He's pretty cool, but he can't save face for the whole holiday. We only have a month or so until it's here. We don't have time to wait. If you haven't bought your gifts, it is too late for you; all of the good toys are already gone. But, if you haven't gone shopping yet, now is the time to do it. Every day you wait, it is one less hot-ticket toy for your son or daughter. Buy the wreaths now, the stockings, the trees, all of them, too, because your little girl's "Paw Patrol" stocking will be gone by November 15th. You can't win, you can't even tie with this holiday.

Pro Tip: Don't Decorate Just Yet...

I mean, you can, but you shouldn't. If you are one of those people who have the giant blow-up Santa and "Frosty" decorations that sit in your front yard, be respectful of November, let's wait until the day after that Thursday holiday that doesn't matter. Leave the trees in the ground until then, too. Your neighbors will have no problem judging you for premature decorating. If you just can't wait to make the place feel more like Christmas, just hang up the mistletoe and that should hold you for a couple of weeks. If even that won't suffice, might I suggest seeking professional help?

Easiest Way To Survive Until Late November:

Just ignore it. It is still early enough to where we can turn the other way and just keep walking. The stores will keep the majority of their holiday stock off the main section for now. The normal people will keep their decorations in storage. So, until next time, perhaps just focus on eating some turkey and watching football? If all else fails, you can find an underground shelter. It doesn't snow below ground level.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

College 101: How To Ease The Back To School Blues

Getting back into the school groove when you just can't seem to let go of summer.

Beyond The States

With fall classes just beginning, many of us find ourselves struck with summer withdrawals. Especially for those who refrained from taking courses over the summer, it can be quite difficult to get back in the swing of things. Fortunately, there are various ways to help make the transition back to college as smooth as possible.

Keep Reading... Show less
Dating Apps

We Met At A Bar

Salvage what you can; if you can't, it's alright to walk away.

We Met At A Bar
Anne Waldon

We met at a bar.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Mets And Me

They may be the worst sometimes, but this baseball team has given me more than I could ask for.

Rich Schultz/Getty Images

On September 3rd, 2001, a sea of children littered my home's navy-carpeted den to watch baseball during my dad's 40th birthday extravaganza. A baseball game flickered on the TV, and a red and blue bubble of a scoreboard sat in the bottom right corner of the screen. The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies were in a wild game at Veterans' Stadium. As I, a five-year-old boy with a jumble of curly blonde hair, sat in the back of the kid clump, I wondered which team I should root for. After a long debate with myself, I decided that I should root for the team that's winning (duh). But, as the ninth inning rolled around with the Phils maintaining a 7-5 lead, some magic occurred. The Mets put up five runs in one frame, stunning the Phillie fans in the room and winning the game 10-7.

Keep Reading... Show less

Which BTS Member You Are Based On Your Star Sign

If you love BTS, I'm sure you relate to one or many of them in several ways. This star test will help you learn more about which member you are most connected to.

Which BTS Member You Are Based On Your Star Sign

Astrological signs tell a lot about a person. Do you ever wonder what your BTS bias star sign is? Is it the same as yours, or or are you more like one of the other amazing members? Take a look and find out what yours (and the members of Bangtan) says about you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Hittin' the Road Playlist

With the end of August approaching more quickly than many of us would like, the preparation for school is happening in more ways than just one.


The car is all packed. The money you saved (and didn't spend online) from your summer internship is secured quietly in your bank account. The immediate reunion with your long-distance college friends is set. The real question on everyone's minds is: do you have the perfect melody to jam to as you journey back to school? 

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments