MORE than five million British adults have confessed to having their Christmas decorations up already.

A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by e-tailer Christmas Tree World has revealed 57 per cent say they do not follow the 12 days of Christmas tradition, while 12 per cent say they are not familiar with what the tradition involves.

Despite the classic practice of putting up the Christmas tree 12 days before Christmas Day on December 13, almost 1 in 10 (8 per cent) of the UK population (5,251,200) admitted their Christmas decorations are up already.

A further 2.6 million will erect their Christmas tree before 1st December.

Stephen Evans, managing director at Christmas Tree World commented: “While following traditions is part of the magic of Christmas, the ritual of putting up the tree just 12 days before the big day is one that is slowly fading out.”

Do you, or do you know anyone in Dumbarton and the Vale who has got their Christmas decorations up already?

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