Festive Hotel Staff Put Christmas Tree Up 107 Days Early
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If you want to enter into a mild state of panic, let me just remind you that Christmas is a mere 107 days away, and it turns out some people have started celebrating early this year.
Eager Crimbo fans working at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton have covered a tree in fairy lights, tinsel and a gold star, as well as hanging decorations in its reception area, an entire three and a half months before Christmas.
As per the MailOnline, general manager Jason Bramwell said:
Christmas is an all-year-round event for the hotel.
The Old Ship will serve thousands of Christmas dinners in the month leading up to and over the Christmas period, so to get all those party places secured in a consistently competitive market, we tend to think of unusual ways to tell people about what we do.
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He said the tree is just a taste for things to come, adding:
It will take three days to decorate the hotel properly, including several trees, with miles of twinkling lights and hundreds of baubles.
Im not sure whats more alarming: the fact were still desperately clinging onto the idea that summer isnt over yet, or the fact theres only 107 blooming days until the festive season comes to a head.
Its not just the Old Ship Hotel which is taking on the festivities early this year – Selfridges opened its Christmas section two days earlier than last year, in July, in the middle of a heatwave.
While Im not here for advocating early Crimbo decorations, Bramwell could be onto something, because people who put up decorations early are happier people, according to experts.