By: Sean Laettner

It’s that time of the year again. A time when Halloween has passed, and our local radio
stations are all prepared to promote the holiday season before Thanksgiving. With this
being a highly-debated topic every year, I want to get to the bottom of things, and figure
out what is truly the better option.

While talking to my friends about what their take is on this subject, many of them have
told me that listening to holiday music makes them feel happy, then no one should get in
the way of that.

“There is no reason to get in the way of someone’s happiness if it doesn’t affect you.
Letting someone listen to Christmas music does not harm anyone in any way, so why
bother them about it?”

While the other half said that they still believe it is unacceptable to listen to holiday
music before Thanksgiving. Reasons as to why they think this is due to the fact that
they felt as if “Thanksgiving is being overlooked”.

In a recent study article I read from the Cleveland Clinic, studies have shown that
people who listen to holiday music and decorate for Christmas earlier are happier
people. However, almost 25 percent of Americans say the most stress-inducing part
about the holidays was listening to the music.

In my opinion, at the end of the day, I think Christmas music should be played whenever
you want to play it. Although I do see both sides of the situation, it should just come
down to the simple fact that we as humans are all different, which brings up the point
that we shouldn’t judge each other about who is right or wrong. Christmas is the biggest
holiday, and deserves more than only a couple weeks out of the month of December.

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