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Why we feel like Christmas comes around more quickly each year

By Ruth Ogden, Reader in Experimental Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
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Think back to your childhood. December was the longest of months. It might have been filled with rehearsing school nativity performances, writing up your wishlist and savouring the morning’s advent calendar chocolate. But at times it felt like Santa would never arrive.

As an adult it’s a different experience. One minute it’s summer holidays, barbecues and sunburn and then, in the blink of an eye, it’s mince pies, tinsel and turkey. Is it just me, or is Christmas coming around faster?

If you cannot believe the festive season is upon us already, you’re not alone. My colleagues…The Conversation

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