It seems every year Christmas decorations come out earlier, Black Friday sales start earlier, and everyone is just in a rush to skip Thanksgiving and get to Christmas.

I asked for pictures on Facebook of decorations done early this year, and hundreds of you sent them in. Some think it’s great. Others want to put on the brakes.

I asked for your 3 Cents.

Christie said, “Well, since I have all 8 of my Christmas trees up... I say it is magical... decorating for Christmas doesn’t take anything away from Thanksgiving... just the opposite... it makes you appreciate things more”

Lisa said, “Mine has been up for 2weeks. This is the earliest I've ever had mine up. Why not with so much going on in the world I needed to feel the Christmas spirit and warm and cozy.”

Cheri is a rule follower.  She said, “My pet peeve is lights up too soon or too long after Christmas. I usually put mine up on Thanksgiving, take them down day after Christmas.”

Judy wants us to put on the brakes.  She said, “We live too fast as it is. Let's take care of Thanksgiving before taking on Christmas.”

Kate may have hit the nail on the head.  She said, “I typically wait until the day after Thanksgiving, however, someone pointed out that we have less than 4 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. So no judgment for anyone who wants to get the most out of Christmas this year.”

Laurie is being practical.  She said, “I do this because my daughter and son in law visit for thanksgiving so I have a Chrisgiving.”

I even did a quick poll on Twitter.  For the most part, people said we should wait, but there are a lot who say start gussying the house up now!

My 3 Cents is more people are doing it early this year because there is almost a week less between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year than there was last year. 

It’s no wonder Thanksgiving feels so late.  Keep in mind it is always the 4th Thursday in November.  This year that means Thanksgiving is on the latest possible day, November 28th.  Last year, Thanksgiving was on the earliest possible date, the 22nd.  This is also the earliest Thanksgiving has been since 2013.  But if you look back over the past 10 years, you will see that Thanksgiving has hit every day between the 22nd and the 28th.

And that’s my 3 Cents.  Hey, if you have a rant or something positive you want to rave about I want to know!  Give me a call at 423-643-9722 and give me your 3 Cents.