I’ve always been bagged out for doing a massive countdown to Christmas and putting up decorations early by friends saying “No, you can’t put anything up til Dec 1”. Turns out all those people are wrong and probably unhappier!
Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown conveyed research to Unilad that people who decorate earlier for Christmas are happier overall because “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,”
“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!”
So decorate away, go overboard I say and Merry Christmas!