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Christmas Decorations

The subject of when to put up Christmas decorations is a polarizing one, but now there’s science on the side of those who can’t wait to deck the halls!

Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown tells Unilad, “In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate with things that make them happy, and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood.” He also says that people associate decorations with childhood excitement. “Putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!”

The science doesn’t stop there. The Journal of Environmental Psychology says that early decorating is a signal of warmness and welcoming neighbors.

So, give the early decorators in your life a break: maybe they’re onto something!

Here are some of my favorite Christmas decorations: 



Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, and the color pink.