Opinion: Is Christmas coming too early?

Nicole Tinius, Editor-in-Chief

There’s a common saying for Nebraskans that if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will probably change. The past couple of weeks, mother nature has decided to remain indecisive on whether or not summer weather should stick around, but the recent frozen week has been a clue that it’s time to put away the sun tan lotion and shades. 

Colder temperatures are upon us, and that can only mean one thing: department stores are turning into a winter wonderland. All across Lincoln, stores have been preparing for the merriest of holidays while families are still putting together their Thanksgivings with a little over a week to go. As we look at the holiday preparations, it seems as though Christmas triumphs over not only turkey day but also the beloved Halloween. 

With bigbox stores like Walmart, Costco, and Big-Lots showcasing the trees they have for sale, it doesn’t change the fact that Christmas is still over a month away. This isn’t even the start of the Christmas advertising season as it usually pops up a week or two before the end of October. 

Each year, advertisements for the spirited season seem to be shown earlier and earlier each year, posing the question, is Christmas coming too early?

To me, Christmas is a time of year to give presents and make people feel appreciated and loved. While I try to do this all year long, there’s something special about everyone doing it at the same time and the atmosphere that is created because of it. Even though seeing those decorated Christmas trees months in advance won’t make it come any faster, it does however help to build the anticipation for a day filled with happiness and love, making me believe that Christmas could never come too early.