Last year, we almost didn't do anything for Christmas outside of put lights on the house. Kind of at the last moment, we put our fake, pre-lit tree without any decorations on it. This year, we have a baby to take pictures of by the decorations, so we're getting on it just a little bit earlier. I figure if all the stores can be in full decoration mode, so can we. We just put light strands on the back deck this evening as it was getting dark. It was a nice day (rather than two feet of snow), so we figured we better get to it while we could.
I guess nobody really waits for Santa at the end of the Macy's parade anymore to ring in the season, do they?