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Thanksgiving deserves more attention

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The Thanksgiving holiday should be a time of gratefulness and gathering. Thanksgiving Table by Missvain is licensed under CC BY 4.0 DEED.

While many people argue that Christmas doesn’t get enough time, Thanksgiving only has one day compared to Christmas having a whole month and more to itself. As a result, Thanksgiving doesn’t get enough celebration. 

The season doesn’t just express gratitude for the blessings of life, but also serves as a time of assistance to those in need.

— Alayna Scanlon

Right after Halloween ends, Christmas music, decorations, and traditions begin, completely disregarding the Thanksgiving season. Every year, Christmas celebrations get longer and come earlier, typically starting in early November, well before Thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving has always been a fall-based season, but as time goes by, Christmas decorations are put up and fall ones are taken down earlier each year. 

Christmas is one of the most popular holidays. So naturally, when the season nears, people lean their focus toward it. 

But Thanksgiving should be considered one of the most important holidays, as it embraces gratefulness. The season doesn’t just express gratitude for the blessings of life but also serves as a time of assistance to those in need. 

Some people lend a helping hand in soup kitchens and food pantries, or they donate and participate in fundraisers during this service-filled season. 

New Christmas movies come out every year. Meanwhile, Thanksgiving only has one famous Charlie Brown special. 

With the chaos of preparation for Christmas, the importance of Thanksgiving is dismissed. When it comes to the grateful holiday, families have a reason to celebrate, spend quality time together, and share what they are most thankful for. 

It creates a warm environment and good traditions that benefit families. Thanksgiving is just as important as the Christmas season. 

Considering what the Thanksgiving holiday is about, society needs to refocus its attention on how important giving thanks can be.

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Alayna Scanlon, Multimedia Editor
Multimedia Editor Alayna Scanlon is a junior and a second-year Purbalite member. When not listening to music, she can be found doing competition cheerleading, martial arts, or track, and hanging out with friends, painting, or shopping. 
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