Skip Nav
Holiday For Kids
More Than 50 of the Best Gifts For 8-Year-Olds in 2018
Kids
Clear Some Shelf Space — Here Are the 21 Best Board Games For Kids of All Ages
Unique Baby Boy Names 2018
Unusual Baby Names
50 Baby Boy Names Your Child Won't Share With Anyone Else in His Class
Gift Guide
Walmart Released Its Top-Rated Toys List — Here Are 17 Favorites Under $50
Ellen DeGeneres
Move Over, Oprah! Ellen DeGeneres Has Her Own List of 15 Favorite Things For Fall

Christmas Decorating Earlier Makes You Happier

Psychologists Confirm People Who Decorate For Christmas Early Are Happier, So Now You Have Justification

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.

Pyschotherapist Amy Molin agreed, explaining that Christmas decorations can take you back to a simpler time, at least mentally. "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." She also says that it can help those who have lost someone feel closer to the loved one in question, adding that "decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual."

From Our Partners
Dirty Santa Gifts
Christmas Gifts on Amazon
Where to Watch Disney Channel Holiday Throwback Episodes
Why Kids Should Write Letters to Santa
Silly Traditions to Start With Your Kids
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez on Their Blended Family
"Baby, Just Go Outside" Viral Video
Funny Beauty Gifts
Tips For Spending the Holidays Away From Your Kids
I Thought My Daughter Had Been Kidnapped
Christmas Movies and TV Shows on Netflix December 2018
Tips For Being a New Parent During the Holidays
From Our Partners
Latest Family
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds