As soon as August ends, summer is unofficially over and what I call the holiday quadrant of the year begins. Let’s be honest, no one gets out music and decorations for Flag Day. Or puts up lights in their house for and starts getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Everybody is pretty patient for holidays the other 9 months out of the year, but when it comes to the two major holidays in the holiday quadrant of the year, people jump the gun like it isn’t any of your business.
Many people think that the king of holidays is Christmas and for many years, I didn’t think it was even a contest. But in recent years, I have heard that the amount of money spent on Halloween is now more. It was some article from some website that claimed they heard it from some person somewhere. And clearly whenever someone types a thing on the internet, it must be true.
Some people clearly get a little excited about things, and for most people it is about one of these two holidays. While they both have their fanatics, and both of them have people that get way overly excited about their decorating and other preparations for it, the holidays couldn’t be more different.
Halloween is about dressing up in costumes, going to scary people’s homes and asking for free candy. It’s about scaring people, carving pumpkins, haunted houses, headless horseman, darkness and looking forward to a holiday that isn’t even a day you get off from work or school.
Christmas is about the way overdone bright lights, the elaborate dinners, the buying of way too expensive presents, snow days, cheesy holiday movies, the Christmas dinners, the crowded airports, the family disasters, the Black Friday fights, and tradition. Some people celebrate it as the birth of Christ, and make it a more holy holiday.
So who is the winner of the epic holiday smack off? Are you a scary dress up and get free candy Halloween person? Or a cozy by the fire, shopping for a perfect gift, bright holiday light contest Christmas person?
Lemme know in the comments and you could decide who wins this bitter rivalry.
Bitter Holiday Rivalry Ben