From Associated Press:
Lindsey Catarino is the talk of her neighborhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in mid-September. By Oct. 1, her mantel was decorated. Since, she has added more trees and decorations in just about every room of her Connecticut condo.
The goal for the 42-year-old Catarino, like other newly minted early birds, is to bring on the warmth and comfort of Christmas by beating back “an otherwise insane world.” As some holiday tree sellers fear they’ll sell out by Thanksgiving and parcel shipping companies worry about November gridlock, a growing number of people on a quest for joy have bucked tradition and gone full-on Christmas weeks earlier than they normally would.
From Life 360:
Generally speaking I am a pretty easy person when it comes to the official start to the Christmas season. As an adult it has become my holiday tradition to start decorating for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. I enjoy the holiday season a lot and love coming back from the Thanksgiving holiday with the Christmas decorations all up and ready to go. But I’ve also been very picky about waiting until AFTER Thanksgiving. My motto has always been that the Christmas season doesn’t start until after Santa has made his way through the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.
The other day while I was running some errands with the kids I did the unthinkable; I turned on Christmas music. On purpose. I embraced the holiday sections at Target, Big Lots and TJ Max. We took pictures with a life sized Santa at Richards and oohed and aahed at the pretty Christmas displays.
According to many different sources, it seems that the most popular and socially acceptable time to decorate in households across America is the weekend right after Thanksgiving. Additionally, some say that putting up decorations anytime before Halloween is way too early.
But… many people also claim that decorating earlier makes you happier. 🎄
From U.S. News and World Report:
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