Our rule, for as long as I can remember, has been that you do NOT start with the Christmas decorations until the food coma from Thanksgiving has passed. No Christmas movies, no Christmas music, no Christmas tree, no Christmas lights. You get the picture. But...Michael has decided to make decorating the house his project this year...so what the heck! We went to Lowe's tonight so that we could pick up a few outdoor lights and it was all festive and cheery and there was Christmas music playing and the girls were SO EXCITED to see all the giant blow-up lawn decorations (which we're totally gonna stalk at the end of the season). We have candles in the windows, the kiddos are wearing Christmas jammies, and as soon as I can get the house in acceptable condition we're gonna bring out the decorations :D The plan is to have it all done by the time Michael's family comes for Thanksgiving, so I have 9 days to get this place whipped into shape! Yay!!!