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

For the first time ever, I may decorate "early".

November 5, 2018
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I typically bring up the Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving or even the following weekend, BUT with baby girl #2 making her arrival right before Christmas ... I've been thinking about asking Brian to bring up the decorations this weekend.  That way it can be done and I don't have to worry about it as my due date gets closer and closer.

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?  Quote, "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.

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