DREAMING OF A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS?

 
RESEARCH SHOWS BRITS SET TO GO ALL OUT ON CHRISTMAS DECS TO BEAT LOCKDOWN GLOOM
 
Determined to add cheer to the lockdown gloom and doom, Britons are going all out on their Christmas decorations this year, a new study has revealed.  
 
According to research by NICEIC, the UK’s leading name for registered electrical contractors, almost seven in ten (68%) Brits have said they will make their Christmas lights extra special this year. 
 
This will involve making their winter wonderland illuminations more elaborate than ever before with new decorations. Over half (51%) will be investing in fixed outdoor lighting and light-up wreaths, whilst nearly four in 10 (38%) will be buying outdoor Christmas figures and adding a nativity scene. 
 
What’s more, a third of Britons will include outdoor inflatables in their Christmas display, as almost a quarter (24%) of shoppers admit they’ll be spending up to £200 on new decorations this season. 
 
Confined to their homes over lockdown, much of the nation is planning on putting its Christmas decorations and lights up much earlier than previous years. Almost half (48%) of people stated their decorations will go up before the end of November. Astonishingly, some Christmas-mad Brits – around 15% - confessed to already having them up by the first week of November.
 
In response, and just in time for the Christmas peak, NICEIC has launched ‘Deck The Halls Without The Folly', a national campaign warning the public, particularly DIY-dabblers, about the importance of using a qualified electrician. 

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