Here’s What Science Says About People Who Put Up Their Christmas Trees Early

While some are already thinking about setting up their Christmas tree, others consider it far too early. And good news if you’re in the first group: getting your decorations out right now would benefit your sanity and that of others.


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07-11-22, 15:01

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Are you eager to set up your Christmas tree and enjoy the conviviality that comes with it? You are far from alone. On social networks, dozens of photos and videos of people installing their Christmas decorations are blooming.

According to psychoanalyst Steve McKeown, speaking on Unilad, “While there may be many reasons why a person would obsessively want to put up their Christmas decorations early, the most common motives are nostalgic, to relive the magic of past or to make up for a bad past.”

“In a world filled with stress and anxiety, people like to see things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings from childhood. Decorations are simply a gateway to those magical emotions from your childhood. By putting up the decorations earlier, you prolong those feelings of excitement.”

According to the psychoanalyst, these decorations could also remind you of the good times spent with a loved one who is now deceased.

In conclusion, setting up your Christmas tree in advance would only offer benefits for our mental health. Moreover, according to a study, if the decorations are visible from the outside, our neighbors would perceive us as friendly and jovial people. Finally, it is also a way to put a little balm in the hearts of passers-by who marvel at crossing the road to your house.


Have you already installed your Christmas tree or decorations?

  • Yes (6%)

  • No (60%)

  • No, but I can’t wait (34%)


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