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Psychologists Confirm People Who Decorate For Christmas Early Are Happier

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Murphy Moroney

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If you were one of those families who had their tree decorated and the Christmas village out and in full swing by Nov. 1, you might be in luck. According to experts, decorating for Christmas early may make you happier, so you might want to consider pulling your garlands and gigantic Santa statues down from the attic a bit sooner.

"In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood," psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad. "Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!" That seems logical enough.

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Thank you @Michael Rielly
NOW I HAVE PROOF!
As well as a reason to get started while putting the
Halloween decorations away!
(Approximately 10 PM EST October 31st)
It's a Saturday this year!
Maybe start slow.
Say an empty Nativity SET

With Sunday all day to keep adding!

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I'm sorry - was this ever a question ???  :sc_hmm:

I mean seriously - who puts away Christmas decorations ???   :Sphere_Glow:

Well - at least I know have validation for my behavior !  :thumbup:

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I just dust them off now and then.  One of the only advantages of artificial trees.

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There are many Christmas decorations worth leaving up all year round...

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Its nice to have some up, but then I always get a thrill putting them up and seeing them fresh each year, so if I left them up all year, they would become more routine to me.  I did enjoy starting my Christmas village in Sept and completing in October, so that's probably what I will do again. 

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6 hours ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

There are many Christmas decorations worth leaving up all year round...

Pops, Easy for you to say .........

Your single and carry the HAMMER!
Or solo VOTE!
LOL! LOL! LOL!

When I do things ........

Even when it takes a few days to find that change
If it gets a NO, it's typically a NO!

buddy the elf no GIF

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22 hours ago, TamaleClaus said:

Its nice to have some up, but then I always get a thrill putting them up and seeing them fresh each year, so if I left them up all year, they would become more routine to me.  I did enjoy starting my Christmas village in Sept and completing in October, so that's probably what I will do again. 

are you as OCD as me when packing stuff away ???

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On 8/7/2020 at 2:24 PM, Drosselmeyer said:

are you as OCD as me when packing stuff away ???

Probably not,  can anyone be as driven and OCD as you?   But when it comes to exterior illumination, I am probably over the top for some, but not even a rookie for someone like @Santa Everett.  My display is more static

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