We have this rule to not put the Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving. It's a silly rule, if you think about it, but we like it this way. One holiday at a time. Novembers are for turkeys and pumpkin things. Decembers are for pine trees and red decorations.
So when December rolled in, we put up the tree, bought our yearly ornament, hung our stockings and decorated the outside of the house. I love this time of year!