Evening Post readers have proved the experts right - by putting up Christmas trees and decorations en mass at the weekend.
The first weekend in December was forecast as the busiest for grabbing annual decorations out of the loft, and suddenly, Lancastrian homes along every street are glimmering
Pictures of trees of all kinds have been sent in, showing a variety of glittering lights, tinsel and more than one cat snuggled in among the baubles.
Even pubs have got into the festive spirit, with huge trees adorning beer gardens and entrances.
Nicola Cosynook of Lea Town has decorated her tree with pinks, turquoises and golds. Christine McGrae has opted for a red and white theme, with matching fireplace lights and stockings.
Does your tree feature in our festive selection?