My Christmas tree is will be up before Thanksgiving, and I don't care what anyone thinks about it.

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Yes, I know the ghosts and goblins from Halloween have barely been buried away, but in my world Mariah Carey is defrosting as we speak and tuning up her pipes for the holiday season. It may seem like rushing it, but my Christmas tree and all of the decking of the halls that go with it, will be up and done before the turkey goes in the oven on Thanksgiving day.

Why the rush? I just love the season, and it just seems like it's way too short. Take this year for instance...we have just 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just 30!!!. That's just not enough time to take in all the excitement in my world. I'm not taking about the shopping part of it, but all the lights, music, tinsel and magical vibe of the season. It just makes the days a little bit brighter, and I'm not the only one.

According to experts, decorating for Christmas early may actually make you happier.

"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," psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad. "Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extends the excitement!"

So clearly, there is some type of science behind all those Christmas Village, Bronner's loving, can't wait for Santa kinda people like me. Here's to the holiday season....whenever it starts for you.


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