Psychologist Say Early Christmas Lights Help Depression

In case you haven’t noticed, the holiday season appears to have started early this year and families and local governments all over the country have already begun decorating for Christmas, a nd that’s a good thing, says Dr. Krystine Batcho, professor of psychology at Syracuse’s Le Moyne College.

“Lights, which obviously are associated with joy and bring back a lot of good memories, are a way of alleviating depression, sadness, feeling down, anxiety, stress,” Batcho says. “All the things the pandemic has increased."

Check out some of the most extreme Christmas light displays on earth below.

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