When Do the Holidays Actually Start?

We’re halfway through November.  Have the holidays officially started for you yet?  A new poll found it might depend on which radio station you’ve been listening to.

People were asked when the holidays start, and the #1 answer was a tie between putting your tree up, and hearing Christmas music on the radio for the first time.

Here are a few more quick holiday stats.

1.  The top songs that make us feel like the holidays have arrived are “Jingle Bells”“White Christmas”, and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”.

2.  Do you look forward to this time of year less now that you’re an adult?  Most agree the answer is yes.  72% enjoyed the holidays more when they were a kid.

3.  The best age to be this time of year is between six and ten years old.  35% said that’s when their fondest holiday memories come from.

4.  Seven in ten Americans had holiday traditions growing up, and a lot of those traditions are still alive and well.  Over 40% of us have at least one tradition we’ve been doing annually for more than 15 years.

5.  Our most cherished holiday traditions are decorating the tree, seeing friends and family, decorating our home, watching movies, and sitting down for holiday meals.