Well, it’s happening. Maybe even more this year.

People are putting up their Christmas trees in advance of Thanksgiving.

“Please pass the stuffing” has turned into “Help me get the tree up.”

You know the people…. they decorate for the holidays, perhaps starting even in October, right after Halloween. But mostly, Thanksgiving has turned into a Holiday promoting Christmas. So while we are eating our pumpkin pie and not decorating for Christmas, others have announced their holiday shopping is done! It makes me just wonder…

I know the stores this year had a mix of Halloween and Christmas candy out. Soon Valentine’s Day hearts will be appearing… or back to school shopping… starting in June, just after school has ended for many.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I will confess, I put up two trees last year, so I’m all things Christmas. I just think I’m all things Christmas within a time frame that isn’t early.

Many are saying they are putting Holiday decorations up early to add joy to their lives due to the stress of 2020.

I could even be considered one of those who needs the Santa-gram that Christmas was over in December, as my decorations linger and crash on into Valentine’s Day. Sometimes our decorations on the front porch remain frozen here in Maine long after Christmas…..

What are your traditions for putting your Holiday decorations up? Join our conversation by posting a comment here or in our Conversations Facebook Group.




  • Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

    CEO/Founder The Best Ever You Network, author and Certified Master Coach

    The Best Ever You Network

    Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the CEO and founder of The Best Ever You Network, co-founder of Compliance4 and author of multiple personal and professional development books, including the Hay House book PERCOLATE: Let Your Best Self Filter Through. Specializing in mindset, strategy, leadership and change-based action, Elizabeth helps people and companies around the globe be their best.  Elizabeth is currently writing The Change Guidebook, which will be published by HCI Books in 2022.

    Elizabeth graduated with honors in 1991 from St. Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa and currently attends Harvard Business School for Leadership. Elizabeth is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Finance — Leaders award for her significant contribution towards the financial sector from FiNext. Elizabeth serves as a Leadership Advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute.

    Elizabeth and her husband, Peter R. Guarino, and their four sons live in Maine.