Christmas enthusiasts often dive into the holiday spirit right after Halloween by decking their halls, and this early festivity might be more beneficial than you think. According to research highlighted in MouseBreath Magazine, individuals who adorn their homes with Christmas decorations ahead of time are generally happier and healthier. The Journal of Environmental Psychology suggests that these decorations are a signal of friendliness and community bonding.
psychoanalyst Steve McKeown attributes this to the power of nostalgia, stating that Christmas ornaments can reignite the joyous childhood emotions of wonder and excitement, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. Therefore, by putting up decorations early, people prolong these positive emotions.