It’s (already) beginning to look at lot like Christmas


It’s (already) beginning to look at lot like Christmas: From trees going up to shops blasting out festive favourites… how lockdown has given Britons the itch to see Santa EARLY

  • People desperate to see the end of 2020 are already putting up Christmas trees 
  • Festivities are kicking off early as many look for cheer amid second lockdown
  • Fairy lights are being untangled and Mulled Wine open as Christmas starts early 

People desperate to see the end of 2020 are already cracking open the Mulled Wine, putting up their Christmas decorations and kicking off the festivities. 

In the wake of the US election, ongoing coronavirus pandemic and second lockdown, many stuck at home are ushering in some festive cheer just days into November.  

It looks unlikely anyone will be able to splash out on weekends away, enjoy markets or Christmas parties, so instead they are dusting off the baubles and untangling the lights as they turn their homes in winter wonderlands. 

Hundreds of people keen to start Christmas early this year have taken to social media to share the decorations bringing them joy amid the doom and gloom. 

Here, MailOnline looks at how Christmas is coming early this year.  

Annie Bristow’s unique Christmas tree has already gone up at her home in Kent this year 

Excited about the festive season: Many have thrown caution to the wine and put the tree up as they look forward to saying goodbye to 2020

Excited about the festive season: Many have thrown caution to the wine and put the tree up as they look forward to saying goodbye to 2020 

Cheers to that: Some homes have been transformed into a winter wonderland already

Cheers to that: Some homes have been transformed into a winter wonderland already 

Children are having fun decorating the tree much earlier this year

Children are having fun decorating the tree much earlier this year 

People keen to start Christmas early this year have taken to social media to share the decorations bringing them joy amid the doom and gloom

People keen to start Christmas early this year have taken to social media to share the decorations bringing them joy amid the doom and gloom

A third of Brits are secretly hoping for a lockdown Christmas to avoid family they don’t like, a study has revealed. 

As the UK was plunged into a second lockdown to ‘save Christmas’ last week, a new survey has shown that four in ten see restrictions as the perfect excuse to swerve relatives.

The national survey of 2,000 people, by drinks company Vin Crowd, found that 44 per cent of people are looking forward to a ‘quieter Christmas’, with some describing it as a ‘relief’ with ‘no more bad food or booze with people you don’t really want to see’. 

Some 52 percent of those surveyed admitted that Covid-19 restrictions would result in them missing quality time with loved ones.

More than a quarter said they were sad to be missing their Christmas office party – with 17% setting up virtual parties to see the year out.

Annie Bristow

Annie Bristow's home in Kent

Annie Bristow’s incredible Christmas decor (right) went up nice and early this year 

This homeowner in Hemel Hempstead was delighted to usher in the festive season

This homeowner in Hemel Hempstead was delighted to usher in the festive season 

Shannon Jay shared a video of herself on Instagram as she decorated her tree

Shannon Jay shared a video of herself on Instagram as she decorated her tree 

This family said: 'We usually decorate on December 1 but since we're stuck at home, we thought it may as well be Christmassy to make us smile through lockdown'

This family said: ‘We usually decorate on December 1 but since we’re stuck at home, we thought it may as well be Christmassy to make us smile through lockdown’

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