Christmas music cases divisive split throughout University

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Christmas music cases divisive split throughout University

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Graphic by Alex Iannone

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Liz Whitmer, Staff Writer

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Although Election Day has passed, people across the country are still in the midst of a heated debate that plagues the nation every year: the appropriate time to begin listening to Christmas music. 

The age-old question has been a pressing matter for decades, but with no comprehensive resolution in sight, people are becoming irritated more than ever before.

Nicholas Saint ’22 is determined to spread holiday cheer well before Thanksgiving by deeming Christmas music acceptable the day after Halloween. Beginning Nov. 1, festive and jolly music can be heard coming from Saint’s room, making a controversial statement to all those who oppose his bold decision. 

“I find myself overwhelmingly filled with holiday cheer all year long,” Saint said. “I’ve already watched Elf six times this month and I hung up my stocking last night!”

Samuel Scrooge ’22, Saint’s next-door neighbor, has a less optimistic view of the holiday season and is impacted by Saint’s lifestyle in the penultimate month of the year. 

“His excessive glee is misplaced,” Scrooge said. “People like him are the reason all the joy has been drained out of Christmas for me.”

Scrooge acknowledges that Saint’s intentions are to spread joy, but he wishes it was done in other ways. “Maybe instead of playing ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ all day, he could keep the music contained to the hours of Hallmark’s 25 Days of Christmas, so all of my suffering happens in one time slot,” Scrooge said. 

Because of these recent complaints, the University is taking action to accommodate everyone’s needs for the upcoming school year. University spokesperson Holly Jolly has announced that housing forms will be revised to take views regarding Christmas music into account, so as to “provide the appropriate amount of festivity and holiday cheer into each room.”

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