Home holiday decorations have declined over the past decade, with the majority of the industry’s homes now decorated with Christmas trees or other holiday decor items.
A 2017 study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that home holiday decor sales declined by 8% between 2015 and 2019.
The decline has been attributed to the growing popularity of other holiday themes, such as the use of the American Flag, or the use the Christmas tree.
This year’s holiday decor trends are no exception, with home holiday light displays declining from 31% to 20%.
According to the survey, the percentage of holiday homes that feature Christmas decorations has dropped from 20% in 2016 to 13% in 2019.
A majority of Christmas decorations are still in use in the U.S., with a few exceptions.
Christmas decorations in Japan are being replaced by traditional Japanese homes with traditional decorations, and holiday decorations in Canada and France are replacing traditional holiday decor with more modern holiday decorations.
Christmas decorations are also popular in Europe, which is also experiencing a decline in holiday home sales, according to the NAHB.
The European Union has been criticized for not being sufficiently responsible for the preservation of traditional holiday decorations, including the use and preservation of Christmas trees, which can be as big as the homes themselves.
The decline of Christmas homes in the United States has been fueled by the continued growth of the theme parks industry, which has seen a spike in visitors.
According to a 2017 report by the Nahb, the number of Americans visiting amusement parks and theme parks in 2017 reached nearly 1.3 billion, a 37% increase from the previous year.
The NAHb estimates that over the next decade, the tourism industry in the USA could lose more than $1 billion in annual sales.