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Most people think holiday season starts too early — ‘Christmas fatigue’ is real: survey


It’s beginning to look a lot like overkill.

The day after Halloween is often seen as the start of the holiday season — but many people have mixed opinions on when to start getting into the spirit.

Christmas advertising starting as early as right after Labor Day weekend has left a majority of Americans feeling burned out by the time Dec. 25 comes around, according to a new poll.

A new survey from CouponBirds revealed that, of the 1,000 people polled, 82.8% experience “Christmas fatigue” from all the advertisements, music, decorations and sales by the time of the big day.

More than four in five (82.4%) Americans think Christmas decor at stores goes up too early, and 76.8% think social media posts and online advertisements for the holiday begin too soon.

The day after Halloween is often looked at as the start of the holiday season. But for some, that’s simply exhausting.
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More than four in five (82.4%) Americans think Christmas decor at stores goes up too early.
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A majority of people believe that Christmas advertising should start to appear in November both in-store (45.5%) and online (45.8%). Of those surveyed, 48.1% said stores start putting up decorations in November — or even December (21.4%).

Opinions on when decorations should go up in stores seemed to line up with thoughts on home decorations.

A majority (43.9%) said the best time to decorate your home for Christmas is in November, while 30.9% said December.

A new survey from CouponBirds revealed that, of the 1,000 people polled, 82.8% experience “Christmas fatigue.”
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But it’s not just decor and advertisements that get people riled up.

Holiday spending takes a toll on people, too, with 92.6% setting a budget specifically for Christmas gifts, decor and hosting costs, and 87.6% taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for presents.

Married people are most likely to set a budget (95.8%), while divorced people are least likely (73.3%).

Holiday spending takes a toll on people, too, with 92.6% setting a budget specifically for Christmas gifts, decor and hosting costs.
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Christmas advertising starting as early as immediately after Labor Day weekend has left a majority of Americans feeling burnt out by the time December 25 comes around.
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And even though everyone waits for Mariah Carey to defrost on Nov. 1, about three-quarters (75.1%) of respondents get annoyed by Christmas jingles before the holiday is even here, with her perennial chart-topper “All I Want for Christmas is You” and “Jingle Bell Rock” being the most overplayed.

Other songs that people get sick of quickly include “White Christmas,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”

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