Studies Reveal That People Who Decorate For Christmas Earlier Are Happier

The Scrooges of the world are no match for those who light up at the sight of a newly lit Christmas tree or seeing houses down the street all lit up with colored lights. Turns out these seemingly unhappy ‘Scrooges’ who want to vomit at the sight of a candle in the window might actually be that unhappy. They might need a little extra Christmas spirit help from those nostalgic Christmas early birds.

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Psychotherapist Amy Morin also weighed in on McKeown’s insight with a bit more detail. She says, “The holiday season stirs up a sense of nostalgia. Nostalgia helps link people to their personal past and it helps people understand their identity,” she says, “Perhaps the holidays serve as a reminder of when a loved one was still alive. Or maybe looking at a Christmas tree reminds someone of what life was like when they still believed in Santa. For people who have lost a loved one, the holidays may serve as a reminder of happy times they had with that person in the past. Decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual.”

Whoa.

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So, remember Christmas lovers, never be afraid to wave your freak flag high. And get ready for the next holiday season! It’s coming up quickly.

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