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It's safe to say that 2020 has been a bit of a washout, but people have decided to brighten things up a bit by getting into the festive spirit.
Usually, I would be all up for slating this early onset of Christmas, but with this year being a shocker by everyone's standards - I am all here for it.
People have naturally taken to social media to share their decorations, and you have to admit - it's quite a pleasant change to see people enjoying themselves:
Finally put up my unicorn christmas tree.:blush::heart: pic.twitter.com/RER9XG7Jkk
- Red Castro (@RedCastro8) October 14, 2020
Made an Ironman Christmas tree top this year. Yes, our tree is already up. Not because we always do it this early, because we don't normally until after Thanksgiving. But, who knows what happens after November 3rd. Figured we would go ahead and put it up early this year. pic.twitter.com/CM6ehJOidc
- Brian Sykes (@BSykzz) October 17, 2020
I told you I would put my Christmas Tree up in October. Well here it is :christmas_tree: pic.twitter.com/mcUPblbBHA
- Carmah Designs (@turley_beth) October 14, 2020
While it may still be mid-October, people seem to be more than up for spreading the joy of Christmas:
And while it may still be pretty early, by normal standards, one couple beat all of these lot to the Christmas decoration hype, by putting theirs up a few weeks ago.
Ian Cochran, 68, from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, decided to start the festivities in October to try and cheer up the street.
The grandad-of-two and his wife Helen, 68, have been putting up their incredible decorations for the last 35 years - usually in December.
But this year, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Ian thought people could do with a little pre-Christmas pick me up.
On 1 October, he did the big reveal, turning on his lights for all his street to enjoy. His neighbours - and the kids, who have also had it pretty tough this year - were all delighted.
His display includes an inflatable snowman, a blow up Santa disappearing down a chimney, illuminated Christmas trees and of course - a tonne of fairy lights.
Ian said: "We find it very gratifying seeing the reaction to people of all ages enjoying them.
"I thought about it early September knowing many people will be depressed with dark winter nights approaching and possibly no contact with anyone then, and nearer Christmas, with their families.
"It makes us feel happier knowing it's brought some smiles during these troubled times."
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