The great holiday decorations debate

Updated 9:44 AM ET, Mon November 18, 2019

(CNN)It's a debate as old as the holidays themselves. When, exactly, do you deck the halls? After all, there are two months from Halloween to New Year's; a whole entire holiday -- hi, Thanksgiving -- in between; and myriad ways to mistime your holiday decorating mission.

Some people go whole hog as soon as the pumpkins rot. Others, well, they're a little bit more conservative with their cheer.
Two CNN writers on these opposite ends of the holiday spectrum hash it out.
    • Delaney
    • Delaney My apartment is officially holly and jolly
    • AJ
       
      DELANEY
    • AJ
       
      It's not even close to Thanksgiving!
    • Delaney ...and?
    • AJ
       
      It's too early for this. Have you no respect for tradition?
    • AJ
       
      You're like those craft stores that stock Christmas trees in August
    • Delaney Wow. Rude.
    • Delaney Listen...
    • Delaney The matriarch of the holiday season — and my personal lord and savior — Mariah Carey released "All I Want For Christmas Is You," objectively the greatest Christmas song ever, on October 29, 1994. HENCEFORTH making it socially acceptable to put up your Christmas decorations a full month before Thanksgiving.
    • AJ
       
      Praise be.