Christmas has become not just a holiday, but a month-long season. Rather than one day near the end of December, it now begins the day after Thanksgiving and extends through New Year's Eve for many people.
While some don't like the extended Christmas season, many Americans do. If you think about the psychology of behind the holiday and the behavior and feelings this holiday season brings, it makes sense why so many cling to it for so long.
The Christmas seasons brings feelings of love, hope, generosity, and kindness, which are often scarce during the other 11 months out of the year. Of course people want more of those feelings, so they grasp on to the season and extend it as long as possible.
The Christmas season is also full of charitable events to help those in need. Many workplaces have a more relaxed environment. People are generally happier.
This holiday season is full of many types of emotions. Some are sad emotions from people missing loved ones that have passed on, but most are Continue reading