Over 2,700 of adults choose to start the season off early—and that's true whether celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.

By Nashia Baker
November 23, 2020
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Getting in the holiday spirit usually calls for quality times spent with loved ones—even if it is socially distanced or virtual this year—and plenty of decorations on deck. According to a new survey from YouGov, many people get started on the latter early this year. The market research and data analytics firm surveyed 2,748 adults in the United States who celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa and discovered that 27 percent of them put up their décor before Thanksgiving.

Mother and daughter decorating Christmas tree
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YouGov continued by asking how many wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate. They found that 69 percent of Americans opt to wait to put out their prized pieces for the season—whether it be trees, wreaths, lights, and more—until after Thanksgiving comes to a close.

Even though some people choose to dress their homes up a little earlier than others, there was also a significant difference between how much people decorate. The survey found that 42 percent of the adults chose to decorate the exterior of their homes and 70 percent decided to make their home's interiors the focal point for the holiday season.

For those who do want to make their home's façade even more festive, you might want to consider making it a neighborhood-wide affair. "A neighborhood with coordinating holiday décor can look like a storybook winter wonderland," says Erin Swift of the Holiday Workroom. "Whether you and your neighbors all use the same size or color of lights, or simply hang the same wreaths on your door, it can make a big impact from a distance."

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