We're still more than 4 months away from Christmas, but for some people the planning and preparation as already begun!
A new study from Science Direct has shown that people who put up Christmas decorations well in advance tend to be much happier people in general!
"[People see those with] Christmas decorations as a cue that the residents were friendly and cohesive. Decoration interacted with sociability in a complex but interpretable way." the research says.
"When Christmas decorations were present, raters actually attributed greater sociability to the nonsociable residents, citing a more open appearance as the basis for their judgements."
"The results support the idea that residents can use their home's exterior to communicate attachment and possibly to integrate themselves into a neighbourhood's social activities."
So next time you roll your eyes at a Christmas decoration that seems like its in place a few too many months in advance, take solice in the fact that it's making someone happy!