Let’s Throw a Christmas Party in September!

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Shaking Things Up

Did you know there are Messianic Jews who believe the birth of Christ actually happened closer to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year? Others think it happened nearer to easter. One thing is sure: it likely didn’t happen in winter, or Shepherds wouldn’t be keeping watch of their flock in the fields by night, as the gospels say.

Accordingly, beyond the fun and spectacle of hosting a Christmas party at the end of summer, there’s good reason to suppose the core of the celebration may more appropriately be centered around the Jewish New Year. Of course, many who celebrate Christmas do so for other reasons entirely, so this isn’t the only reason to up the date to September.

It’s expected that the 2022-2023 winter season will be rather intense. With rising costs and uncertain futures, it may be better to do something spontaneous this year and celebrate Christmas early.

Here, we’ll go over a few things to think about as you plan your magical September Christmas. And keep in mind, just because you celebrate in September doesn’t mean you’re barred from celebrating in December!

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1. Get Everybody on the Same Page

If you’re going to be celebrating Christmas in September, you want some others “in on it” with you. Maybe that means you and your spouse, and your children, decide as a group to go this route. Maybe that means you and your friends make some special plans. Regardless, you’ll have to pick a day and plan around it accordingly.

This year, Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sunday, September 25th, and ends the evening of Tuesday, September 27th. You could augment that to Friday through Sunday if you like for workplace reasons, or really give things a spin and just follow the traditional dates of the Jewish New Year. Whatever you do, everybody needs to know what the plan is.

2. Save Money Shopping

Since Christmas is in December, the retail outlets calibrate their sales in that direction. If something says it’s on sale for 20% off, and it’s selling for $200, then you can expect o pay $160.

But what if that same lamp or desk or what-have-you were sold for $160 generally in March or April? If there’s a markup before a discount, is there really a discount? Christmas in September can save you money by giving you access to real deals prior to synthetic “discounts”.

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3. Get to Decorating Early

If you do a September Christmas, you’ll want all the decorations out to get everybody in the “Christmas Spirit”. Be sure everything has a festive feel, and don’t be afraid to lean into the absurdity of celebrating in September over December with your décor.

Having a Novel Christmas This Year

During Christmas / New Year’s week, you can get some real deals on certain vacation options. Christmas in September allows you to celebrate in advance and capitalize on the deals. Just be sure you decorate early, capitalize on gift discounts, and get everyone on the same page. So why not? Let’s throw a Christmas party this September!

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