Turkey or Tinsel?

By Savannah Putman - For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

BOONVILLE — From watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to sharing hot chocolate around the Christmas tree, this time of year seems to put everyone in a more merry state of mind.

However, when it comes to the timing of decorations, a group of 30 juniors at Starmount High School had opinions on this topic; their responses were surprising.

When is the right time to be decorating for the most festive holiday of the year known as Christmas?

Fifty-four percent of the class reported that it wasn’t too early to be rockin’ around the Christmas tree, while 46 percent of them said that they need to eat their fare share of turkey before they start throwing tinsel.

When it comes to the holiday season, I personally think that the earlier I start decorating for Christmas, the better. A soon as it hits November, I bust out the Pentatonix Christmas album and put up my small pink tree in my room. I know that there are plenty of things to be thankful for during Thanksgiving, and Christmas happens to be one of them.

Denver Davis, a Starmount High School junior, believes in getting into the Christmas season state-of-mind early. Davis said, “I think getting in the Christmas spirit early is a fine idea simply for the reason of my family’s angel ornament. The angel ornament hanging on our tree is to commemorate our deceased family members who have went on to be with God.”

Not only does decorating for the holiday early spread good cheer throughout a home, but it also brings to mind the good memories of Christmases past.

The holiday season is celebrated in many different ways, whether one waits till after Thanksgiving to put up the tree or wait until Christmas Eve. No matter how you chose to celebrate the two holidays, it is more than just out-decorating your neighbor. It is about what we have to be thankful for during both of the holiday seasons.

Savannah Putman is a senior and student member of the Starmount Journalism Club and YCS Virtual Academy of Journalism.

By Savannah Putman

For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

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