We decorated for Christmas the Sunday before Thanksgiving because we wanted to enjoy the pretty Christmas lights and decorations for as long as possible, and because we knew we didn't want to get home from South Carolina and immediately set things up.
We purchased a TV on Black Friday, and with the living room set-up that we had, there wasn't a good spot for it. So while we didn't get home and begin decorating the house, we did get home and immediately begin rearranging the living room. This set-up is different for us, but we're liking it so far, and you can see the glow of the Christmas tree from the kitchen now too!
The only problem we have is that we're the only ones to enjoy this set-up. Anyone want to come visit and see our Christmassy apartment?
Remember when I made this wreath a couple of years ago? Here's a tip if you make one: glue the ornaments balls to the tops. It will take you longer, but if you don't, it will somehow break every year and you'll find yourself performing wreath surgery approximately every 365 days. Were I to make this again, I'd not only take the extra glue step, I'd also use E6000 glue instead of just hot glue.