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Everyone is already hyped for Christmas. This is a good thing, experts say

All I want for Christmas is more Christmas

People walk past a Christmas tree.
People walk past a Christmas tree installed in front of the Historical Museum, center, in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin Wall, right, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.
Pavel Golovkin, Associated Press

Christmas time is here. Well, sort of.

Target is already hanging up the decorations. Mariah Carey is sending out cups of social media eggnog. And the world has already started to celebrate the upcoming holiday season, even though we’re four weeks out from Thanksgiving.

But let’s not turn this into a “we should wait until after Thanksgiving to celebrate Christmas” thing. After all, you can celebrate Thanksgiving as a pre-game to Christmas or Hanukkah, right?

Social media has already gone bonkers with Christmas celebrations. Tweets and posts galore are celebrating the merry season ahead of Thanksgiving.

It’s actually not a bad idea to celebrate Christmas early. Experts have said that decorating for Christmas makes people feel happier and jollier. And those who start hanging the holly earlier end up becoming happier along the way, as the Deseret News reported.

  • “When you’re putting up decorations, you’re thinking of happier times, times with family and friends and family traditions you engaged in,” psychotherapist and author Amy Morin told “Good Morning America.” “For some people it’s bittersweet — if family members are no longer here — but it’s still a way to connect.”

Celebrating Christmas earlier makes you happier because you’re thinking of your family and friends, Morin said.

  • “When you’re putting up decorations, you’re thinking of happier times, times with family and friends and family traditions you engaged in,” Morin told “GMA.” “For some people it’s bittersweet — if family members are no longer here — but it’s still a way to connect.”