I put up our Christmas decorations today. Yes, I am aware that Thanksgiving has yet to happen, however, I feel justified in doing so, since we are leaving and won't be back until practically December.
I think there's a rule somewhere that says if you are gone for the day after Thanksgiving, when Christmas decorations can legally be put up, that it's ok to have them up before you go. As long as the fall decorations are taken down first, and the Halloween stuff is put all the way away, because really, it's kind of sacrilegious to have those creepy spiders crawling all over the Baby Jesus, but wouldn't you agree?
We're going to Illinois to visit my momma, for 12 whole days. And seeing as we get back on the 29th I felt that it was reasonable to put up Christmas, and have 1 less thing to do when we get home. Still, it seems strange to have all of this stuff up, when it's raining and the leaves are still making their way slowly to the piles on the ground. Strange, but efficient my friends.