When is it appropriate to start celebrating Christmas?
It’s November, but around 1 in 4 of the houses in my street already has Christmas decorations up. For me it feels way too early to start with Christmas. Christmas is a December celebration and you should wait until at least the first week in December before breaking out the tinsel.
I know it’s been a s**t year, I know that people need as much joy as they can get, especially at this time when we’re tipping into winter in the northern hemisphere and it seems like it’s been grey forever.
I know that Christmas decorations do bring cheer in all their colourful shininess. The twinkling lights do make things feel cosier. And I fully understand that people may need something to lift their spirits, after a year of pandemic, lockdown and ongoing bad news.
For me, I’m waiting until we flip the calendar onto the next page before bringing the decorations out of the cupboard.
I would be interested to know what my readers think. Is November too early to start with Christmas?