People Who Decorate Early For Christmas Are Happier Than People Who Wait

And here's why...

November 5, 2018



I know it's only November 5th, but apprently we need to get up in the attic and get down the holiday decorations immediately!

According to a psychoanalyst named Steve McKeown, people who decorate for Christmas early are happier than people who wait for a more reasonable time to put them up, like, you know, after Thanksgiving. Why?  In an article on Popsugar, he says, "In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate [with] things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of childhood."

He added, "[They're] simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement.  So putting up Christmas decorations early extends the excitement." 

So, whether you celebrate Christmas or a different holiday, sounds like it's time to starting decorating!