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The "HalloThanksMas" Season

Posted on 10/9/2020 2:25:49 PM by Maria Lattanze

It’s October, and you all know what that means.  It’s time for the best three holidays of the year: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  This is my favorite time of year because of how fun and excessive the festivities can be for these three holidays.

From jump scares that make your heart stop.

To festive gourds as centerpieces at the dinner table.

To Santa coming down your chimney when you’re sleeping.  

There are many different ways on and off campus to be involved in these three holidays, making fall the best season in the 365 days of the year. 

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We all know that when October 1st hits, not only are we thinking about the spooky season, but we are also preoccupied with the next two holidays that follow.  Not to mention we are freaking out because we have less than a month to buy the perfect Halloween costume for that Halloween party we totally forgot we were invited to about a month ago. So you go online and find the craziest, scariest, or sexiest costume for the party.

As you make your way to the party, you stumble your way through vampires, ghosts, and princesses running through the neighborhood with bulky bags just to get to the front door. As you enter the room of flashing lights, masked men and women, and the bone-chilling music that sends chills down your spine, you find your friends and party.

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The next holiday is Thanksgiving but let’s be real; it’s really Christmas.  Holiday sales hit the stores the day after...nope...the day before Halloween if not sooner.

It’s November 1st, and by now, your stomach is hurting from all the candy you had last night, way back in October.  But you can’t rest because you have to decorate your house for Christmas.

I mean plan for Thanksgiving dinner.

Who are you inviting?

How big should the turkey be?

How do you even cook a bird that big?

Let’s take a break from the stress and watch the Thanksgiving day parade, which is always fun.

From the mummers to the celebrity performances to seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus in the end when it is finally time to start the Christmas season.

But first, it’s time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Everything is home-cooked, from the golden turkey in the middle of the table, to the creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes, to the warmed bread straight from the oven.  The next morning you wake up with a huge stomach ache but have to get up out of bed to make those Black-Friday deals.  

When do these festivities end?!

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So now it’s December, but we all know that you have been in the Christmas spirit since October 1st.

Blasting the Christmas music.

Decorating the entire house with Christmas decorations.

Planning for Christmas dinner.

And of course, buying Christmas presents.

People always complain when others sing Christmas carols or see Christmas sales before the actual holiday, but come on, there is a lot to do before December 25th.  Also, the fall season ended on December 1st, and that’s when you realize the Christmas season is the last holiday in the three-holiday package. So you have to make it count. 

Christmas is the most joyous yet stressful season of the year.  From rip-off sales to crowded parking lots, to crying kids impatiently waiting in line for Santa, it’s a mess.  But in the end, it is definitely all worth it.


It’s finally Christmas day, and maybe it’s not the white Christmas you had expected. Still, the tree is lit with colorful lights with misshapen presents underneath while you are spending time with loved ones and devouring the delicious homemade Christmas dinner.  Presents come from all over, and you’re exhilarated when you get the new phone you’ve been asking for, but you might not be as excited when you open up your next gift, and it’s socks.

Thanks, Santa.

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The day after Christmas is when you can finally rest.  

No more running around.

No more worrying about who wore the costume best.

No more planning for a meal for 20 people.

No more scrambling to find the last gift on your list with the best deal.  

The best three holidays of the year have passed, and that’s when it hits you; you have to wait 365 days for this adrenaline rush and excitement to come again. So here’s some advice, as stressful as it is, have fun and enjoy it, because once the holiday passes, so does the adrenaline rush.  

Happy Hallothanksmas!