You Should Go Ahead and Put Christmas Decorations Up

There was a time when I refused to get any Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving. But then I settled on a tradition of getting the outdoor lights up just before Thanksgiving in order to impress my family members who traveled to feast with us. The tree goes up whenever a kid or two is here to haul it up from the basement for me, if they are willing to decorate it. This year, I noticed some houses with outdoor decorations on November first. That started during the pandemic, and it seemed like a welcome bit of cheer to folks who couldn't actually visit.

You may call it Christmas creep, but psychologists say there's nothing wrong with putting up Christmas decorations early. In fact, it's a sign of a happy person. Read what psychological studies say about people who put up Christmas decorations as soon as Halloween is over at Mental Floss.  

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My brother owns a choose and cut Xmas tree farm. I can confirm that a lot of people are getting trees early this year. As of Sunday 11-19 30 trees sold . And since he's not officially open until the Friday after Thanksgiving, people are calling to ask to come early. Don't fret. This tree farm has been around something like 60 years and the regular customers, some for 40 years or more, generation after generation, are valued, and my brother operates an honor system at the pay shack. Put your check or cash in the box and Merry Christmas.
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