We all know that one house on the block that adamantly keeps up their Christmas decor all the year round (maybe it's you!) and others who are pulling out the tree as the pumpkins go to the curb.
Some people call them crazy, but they're just crazy about Christmas! And it seems like it is actually something that is not only good for holiday cheer, but for your health as well!
By getting your tinsel up early, you remind the whole neighborhood of the glad tidings to come, and that puts everyone at ease. Not only that, but houses that have cozy looking decorations up appear friendlier.
In leading the way for the festivities, these families promote a more cohesive environment within the community and encourage other individuals to take part and feel more welcomed!
But this isn't only good for your neighbors' health, there are benefits for your mental well-being too!
The holiday season can also be a stressful time of year for many, so maybe that's why we take comfort and joy in the traditions we hold most dear.
There are those who say it's jumping the gun to prematurely get the lights up outside, but scientists have found that people who start Christmas sooner are just plain happier.
Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown has studied the psychology of decorating your home for the holidays.
"In a world full of stress and anxiety people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood," he says.
"Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement!”
During this emotional time of the year, we are reminded of the loved ones we have with us, but also the ones we have lost. By taking part in activities that we used to share with them, we can feel a closer connection with our family that is here, and those that have moved on.
So don't feel any shame! Go grab your garland and start decorating!