Christmas or Thankgiving? A debate on two of the more popular holidays

Emma Checchi, Staff writer

The holiday season is up and running, and everyone is in a festive mood. People gather around the dining table to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, then later sit around a Christmas tree, opening gifts with smiles on their faces. The holidays are a time for family and friends to get together and spread joy. The holiday season as a whole can be great for most people, but which holiday do people like more?

Thanksgiving is a fan favorite because of the delicious food and the family gatherings. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to sit down and enjoy home cooked meals. It’s the holiday to reconnect with loved ones. Although there are cons to Thanksgiving, there can be family tension, or maybe someone didn’t cook their mac and cheese correctly, but all in all Thanksgiving is a time to spread love. Some St. Joseph students shared their opinion on Thanksgiving, this is what one had to say:

“I like thanksgiving more, mostly because of the food,” said Jiana Agrela, a junior at St. Joseph. “And because I get to see my family that I haven’t in a while… I like it better than Christmas a little more, just because I feel like there is less rivalry.”

Christmas time is another favorite among the people.

During this holiday, gifts are given and received, families come together, and there are never ending sweets. Christmas is a favorite holiday among retailers as well. Malls across America are decorated and prepared for the rush of shoppers. Some argue it is a stressful holiday, but others have a different opinion.

“I think Christmas is the better holiday,” said Sarah Labellarte, a St. Joseph High School student. “The presents are nice, and it’s a more peaceful time I think.”

Christmas and Thanksgiving are two of the most popular holidays, and everyone has their preference on which is better.