Bad news for all you Scrooge's out there, fantastic news for those of us who have been playing Frank Sinatra's Christmas album since the October long weekend; a new study proves that people who put Christmas decorations up early are generally happier.

Psychoanalyst and owner of The McKeown Clinic spoke to UNILAD explaining that the act of putting up Christmas decorations ignites those warm and fuzzy feelings associated with celebrating Christmas as a child. "In a world full of stress and anxiety people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood," McKeown said. "Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement!"

The news comes after an article was published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology that showed houses decorated over Christmas-time were considered to be more "friendly and cohesive" compared to those without Christmas cheer.

So to the Grinch and Scrooge's of society, your prescription is quite simple; make a visit to The Christmas Shop this weekend, repeat every weekend until your house looks like this:

Doctors' orders. 

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