There are three months to go but that hasn’t stopped one excited household from getting into the festive spirit by putting up their Christmas decorations.
After the awful year we’ve all had, there’s no surprise that some people are looking forward for the holiday season to come around.
Whoever lives in this house in Ballyfermot, Dublin, decided to get out the tinsel and tree a staggering 92 days before Christmas Day, the Irish Mirror reports.
They threw tradition out the window and lit up their house with beautiful lights and winter ornaments a whole 13 weeks ahead of schedule.
One motorist passing the house did a double-take and said to himself “sleigh what?” when he spotted the decked halls in west Dublin.
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He said: “House in Ballyfermot has literally put up their Christmas decorations already.”
Earlier this week experts said that people who put their decorations up early are happier and more relaxed.
Steve McKeown, psychoanalyst and owner of The McKeown Clinic, told Unilad that early decorators are motivated by nostalgia.
He said: “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 childhood.
“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.”
While Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, said people who put their decorations up are seeking a connection to their past.
If you get the baubles out just after Halloween, looking at the Christmas tree could help them feel connected to dead loved ones, and times past.
“The holidays serve as a reminder of when a loved one was still alive,” she said.
“For people who have lost a loved one, it may serve as a reminder of happy times they had with that person.
“Decorating early may help them feel more connected with that individual.”
A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology suggest that residents who go to town on their Christmas display are seen as friendly.