Where Did Thanksgiving Go?

Joann Wolwowicz

The countdown has officially started: 22 days to Thanksgiving! I personally am excited for the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and the pies. However, I know that everyone is just as excited as I am to go home and see their families. I haven’t been home since August, so a break from school is really something I need right about now. Especially since midterms are so stressful and research papers are annoying.

With Halloween over and done with for another year, you would think that people are gearing up for Thanksgiving. Nope! As a matter of fact, everyone is gearing up for Christmas and the other holidays coming up in December. Good people of planet earth, November is a month worth appreciating too, and Thanksgiving is a holiday I think we should devote our time too.

Already, just three days after Halloween, I hear talk of Christmas lists, Christmas movies, Christmas music, and Christmas trees. Woah there! Let’s slow down a bit. We should be talking about the holiday of all holidays when it comes to food. There is absolutely no rush when it comes to Christmas, because it is over a month away. Believe me; everyone will have plenty of time to sing “Jingle Bells” ninety-nine times before December 25.

Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love Christmas. I am just not a fan of rushing through the end of the year to get to 2011, never appreciating what is actually happening. How many times do we look back in a given year and wonder where did the time go? Stores already had Christmas decorations out way before Halloween was even around the corner. Let’s try to appreciate the time we have now, before we jump too far into the future. This is precisely why the countdown at the beginning of my editorial was a countdown to Thanksgiving, though no doubt many people can already tell me how many shopping days left till Christmas. I’m still trying to catch up on all of the Halloween movies I didn’t get to watch before Halloween. I cannot move onto my usually Christmas movies until then. It’s just simply not allowed.

With all that being said, everyone should keep their heads up these next few weeks. We are so close to a well deserved break. It’ll be here before we know it. Through these next couple of weeks, try to pass all of those obnoxious mid-terms and get ready for those even more obnoxious final exams, because sadly, just like Christmas, they are also around the corner. So think of it this way; if you want Christmas to come really quickly, you have to remember that with Christmas comes winter break, and with winter break you need finals to come first. I’d rather not rush finals into my life right now thank you, so I will stick with anticipating Thanksgiving and all the good things that come along with it.