Christmas Decorations

Would you replace your Christmas tree with a... Pineapple?

In breaking/bizarre decorating news...

Another year, another semi-strange/oddly intriguing Christmas tree trend to hit ours newsfeeds...
This time, it's less about what you put on the tree and more about the tree, itself. Yep, this trend involves using a pineapple for your Christmas tree.
This unusual new trend is taking Instagram by storm, with hundreds of people posting photos of their new festive friends. Dressed like a traditional Christmas tree, these pineapples have baubles, tinsel and glitter to brighten up your home.

If you think it's too early to be putting up your Christmas decorations you could be wrong. According to recent research, those who put up their decorations early could be happier people.
Whether it's a simple tree, or the full works, psychoanalyst Steve McKeown told Unilad, "In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy and Christmas decorations evoke those strong feelings of the childhood.

"Decorations are simply an anchor or pathway to those old childhood magical emotions of excitement. So putting up those Christmas decorations early extend the excitement!"
Unilad also reported that the Journal of Environmental Psychology has found that decorations can be a way to communicate accessibility to neighbours. This means that if your house is covered with decorations then your neighbours might perceive you are more 'friendly and cohesive'. So maybe this is a great way to get to know your neighbours?
This story first appeared on our sister site, Heat.