The seasons have changed. I faintly hear the Vince Guaraldi Trio in the corner of my ear. The air is colder, the fire is warmer, and hearts are filled with joy.
Am I writing this before Halloween? Absolutely. Am I thinking about Christmas and Thanksgiving while doing so? You betcha.
This got me pondering… Is Halloween considered part of the "Holiday season?" Where is the line drawn for this sacred statement that embodies the period of the year where you spend time with those you love, huddled in from the cold.
I mean, three is a solid number, and starting the “Holiday” season just after Labor day is reasonable right? The day that virtually signifies the end of Summer, can be the start of the Holiday season?
On the other hand, the connotation of Halloween is much different than the other two some some people. The ugly step-sister to the Cinderella of our year. The Mardi Gras night leading into the joy and goodwill of the true holidays.
However you view your Holiday season, one thing is certain — we’re in it. Cheers to the last leg of this calendar year, semester, or whatever other endeavor that culminates in the next two months.
But just for the fun, give us your opinions on when Holiday Season starts, and some of your favorite Chapel Hill memories of each!