With the difficulties amassing in 2020, more Americans have been looking forward to gleaning a little joy from the holiday season than ever before. To show just how much, Neighbor has released its 2020 “Deck the Halls” Report with some interesting finding.

The website surveyed 1,101 Americans to determine things like the best day to put up decorations, when to take them down, what time should lights turn off and how the pandemic is changing our approach to the holidays. Keep reading to see all the details!


photo: Neighbor.com

While there was no clear cut answer to which exact day is best to decorate, 80 percent of respondents believed you should wait until at least after Thanksgiving to start decorating. When it comes to keeping the lights off, about 29 percent believe that no later than 10 p.m. is the neighborly time to pull the plug each night.

So when is the “appropriate” time to take down your Christmas cheer? Survey responses indicated that its more than ok to leave them up until at least Jan. 2. But don’t wait too long––over 90 percent agreed that Feb. 1 was over the top.

photo: Neighbor.com

Finally, the survey found that Covid is 33 percent of Americans are decorating earlier and 26 percent said they’re decorating more! Eighty-three percent of respondents straight up believe that the small act of decoration is bringing them more joy during this difficult year.

To see the entire report, check out Neighbor.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Matthew Henry via Burst



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