Studies discover that folks who put up Christmas trees earlier tend to be happier


Reminiscence and Joyful Ties

A notable 2019 study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology by Dr. Karen Schloss uncovered that Christmas decorations stir up nostalgia and positive mental associations. Those surveyed reported a boost in happiness and sentimental yearnings upon seeing festive adornments, with nostalgia known to fortify mood, self-regard, and a sense of life's continuity, nourishing overall happiness.

Crafting a Haven of Comfort

Dr. Annabelle Malinowsky's research in environmental psychology, published in 2020, delved into how holiday decor can metamorphose ordinary spaces into cozy sanctuaries. Her findings indicated that participants felt a decrease in stress and an increase in comfort within decorated settings, underscoring the emotional benefits of such an ambiance.

Fostering Community Spirit

The communal aspect of Christmas decorating took center stage in Dr. Sarah Mitchell's 2021 study in the Journal of Social Psychology. It highlighted how the communal act of embellishing spaces brings people together, enhancing social connections and elevating joy through collective activity.

The Thrill of Anticipation

Investigating the buzz of early decorating, Dr. Jessica Wagner's 2022 study in the Journal of Happiness Studies focused on the uplift of anticipation and excitement that adorning one's home brings. This prelude to the festivities was shown to enhance moods and overall happiness.

The Joy of Spreading Cheer

Lastly, Dr. Michael Reynolds' 2021 research in the Journal of Positive Psychology considered how early Christmas decorations not only lift the spirits of those who put them up but also those who witness them. The study suggested that a neighborhood adorned in festive decor can elevate the mood of the community, creating a feedback loop of joy for decorators and onlookers alike.