By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 17, 2022 at 2:01 PM

Snuggle up with some holiday cheer as OnMilwaukee shares stories of everything merry and bright in the spirit of the season.

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People have hot takes on when it's appropriate to start getting into the Christmas spirit. Some, like myself, already have their tree up and twinkling. Others have firm personal rules against busting out Christmas adornments and music until after Thanksgiving.

So travel website FamilyDestinationsGuide.com surveyed over 3,000 respondents and discovered that Wisconsinites feel Sunday, Dec. 4 is the first "Christmassy" day of the holiday season this year.

Here's a map showing the survey results from every state. (Finally, something Wisconsin and Illinois can agree on.) When does Christmas officially begin for you?


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.