Every Christmas person out there is waiting for Halloween and bonfire night to be over so that they can officially start counting down until the big day. If you’re a fan of the festive period, you’ll no doubt have your beauty advent calendar ready and the Prosecco Christmas crackers chilling in the fridge.
But there’s always that one person who complains that the Christmas hits have started playing in the supermarket too early, or expresses outrage that you’re already watching Love, Actually.
However, now’s the time to gather your fellow Christmas loving friends because experts actually say that prepping for the holiday season early could be the key to your happiness.
Apparently, getting the Christmas tree and Harry Potter baubles out early could make you happier, and it’s all down to our memories.
Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad: ‘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!’
See? There’s science behind it and everything. No point in holding back and waiting until we’re firmly in November to get your Christmas on – now’s your chance. It’s time to drag those boxes of tinsel out from the loft and get thinking of your 2018 festive theme.
Psychotherapist Amy Morin also told the website: ‘Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past and it helps people understand their identity. For many, putting up Christmas decorations early is a way for them to reconnect with their childhoods.’
So what the experts are basically saying is that it’s fine to put your Christmas tree up immediately in the name of happiness.