Setting Up For Christmas Too Soon

Daija Wiggins

Stores are setting up Christmas lights and getting in the Christmas spirit before Thanksgiving. It is self evident that it makes people happier and in a better mood. People get really excited for the season so people rush Christmas. Chromotherapy, or color therapy, which is thought to increase energy levels and boost happiness, might be at play. If you’re someone who has happy childhood memories of the holidays, then you’re more likely to want to re-create that feeling sooner rather than later, which you might do by hanging up Christmas lights, for example. There is a down side though. If holidays dredge up bad memories from childhood, then you might be the person who hates when decorations pop up in the grocery store before October.