It's never too early for Christmas decorations, say experts

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"Although there could be a number of symptomatic reasons why someone would want to obsessively put up decorations early, most commonly for nostalgic reasons, either to relive the magic or to compensate for past neglect", McKeown recently said to UNILAD, a British Internet media company and website.

For, those who harness their inner Buddy (think Christmas film classic, Elf) really are happier and more relaxed, according to the experts.

The First Sunday of Advent in the Christian Church falls on the December 3 (ends on 24) this year and this is when the Norwegians and the Swedes, believe is the right time to get the festivities started.

Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown tells UniLad that premature Chrimbo decorations simply extend the excitement of Christmas.

It's almost December, and while most people across the county would shiver in horror at the thought of putting up their Christmas decorations so early, the date for getting the tinsel out and spraying fake snow on your windows, seems to be getting earlier each year.

"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 said.

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"Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement".

The latter tend to become irritated by the Christmas enthusiasts. Time to whip out your Christmas tree. "Decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual", she added.

And past scientific research suggests another theory.

Getting excited about Christmas prematurely makes you seem sociable and friendly. In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, participated rated decorated houses as more "friendly and cohesive" than undecorated houses.

Give us a break!

While some people have completed their Christmas shopping by October and are well into decorating their house and tree by November, others say bah humbug to the lot and frantically leave everything to the last minute.

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