Why do people from working class families put their xmas decorations up sooner then middle class?
I live in a working class area and a lot of people here do decorate early or over-decorate for Christmas. As far as answerers saying they have more time on their hands, they are wrong. Most working class people I know work 10 hours a day in construction and come home sore and exhausted. But those 8 hour a day bankers that sit on their butts all day… they have no excuse for not decorating! It is probably because the richer people celebrate Hanakuh. But what does get me is that they spend so much money on decorations to get into the spirit and get their children excited about Christmas (since they don’t get everything they want the rest of the year like the spoiled rich kids)… but then they might not have as much to buy the gifts for their kids.
to begin with this is snobbery……right i live in a housing association property (so technically council),our street is attached to private four bedroom properties and the mortgaged properties have their houses totally covered by lights whereas our street have a few lights in windows (not ours yet). me and my husband work are asses off all year (well apart from the last 3 weeks as been on mat leave) and i think these Christmas lights issue is to cheer us up after a yr long hard bloody graft…….why do so many people who have answered this question think that all council tenants are scummy lazy bone idol people……we ain’t, once ive had our second baby i shall go back to work again. do some of you not stop and think that we cant afford to mortgage or be a home owner,but me and my family have to live somewhere….to be honest id rather live in a cheap council house than risking being homeless for having too higher mortgage to pay….