Here’s Our Version Of The ‘It’s Fine To Talk About The Holidays’ Calendar
We always rush everything. We start pushing holidays way before we should and we always wind up talking Christmas before we’ve even gotten our Halloween candy. But this year is definitely different. So we thought we’d come up with a reasonable yet ‘sensitive to pandemic emotions’ schedule for the right times to be opening each of the holiday floodgates, along with some solid reasons why.
The back to school season ship has already sailed, and frankly, this year it’s very little to do with backpacks and supplies and much more to do with masks and politics, so it’s not much of the warm, fuzzy topic it’s been in past years, so we’re relieved to be able to leave it alone.
That brings us to Halloween. And quite frankly, this ship has set sail at many places already. I think a reasonable start of the Halloween madness is September 1st. Yes, that does seem early, but the kids got robbed last year, and the early start gives them something fun to look forward to (and also change their minds about costumes 30 times).
Thanksgiving is less of a retail holiday. You basically just need a turkey, but Black Friday I’d a whole different ball game. It’s supposed to be the launch of the Christmas season, but we all know that’s just weeks away, and we’d normally say that’s too early. But let’s get to Christmas shopping as soon as we can this year. It’s good for local business and if we’re excited about Christmas, it’s good for our hearts, too.
Reasonable start date for Black Friday talk? We think November 1st, and that means the Christmas flood gate can start that week, too. And for those who celebrate Christmas, we can't get enough of it this year, and frankly it can't start early enough.
That’s what we think. Let us know if you agree or disagree.