Christmas...Before Thanksgiving!?!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house. Usually, I wait until the first weekend in December to put the tree up, but this week my daughter was home sick for a couple days and we started decorating early...November 17! It was fun! No pressure, just getting it all out a little at a time, watching Christmas movies and stringing popcorn for the tree. Of course my other kids came home from school confused and reminding me that we're only coming up on Thanksgiving break, not Christmas! I think they liked it though! We're waiting on ornaments until my oldest can join us, but the tree lights sure do make these dark evenings more cheery!

So far I've watched four Christmas movies, listened to Christmas carols, and wrapped three presents. Scandalous. 

How about you? Is anyone else out there decking the halls or dreaming of a white Christmas a little early? 

Also...I really need some more movie recommendations. My favorite holiday comedy is Christmas with the Kranks. So funny! I've tried a few other Christmas movies on Netflix and they have not been winners. So let me know what humorous or heartwarming movies you love to see each year!


  1. I hope your daughter is feeling better Marie.
    We're waiting until at least one daughter returns from university before putting any of the Christmas decorations up at home. They love to help and will only sulk if I do everything!
    I may be slightly addicted to the Christmas movies - we have an entire channel dedicated to festive films on Freeview in the UK and it's a bad habit I need to break.

  2. It's a Wonderful Life has always been my favorite.

  3. We usually decorate in mid-November because we're gone for Thanksgiving. This year we'll be home for Thanksgiving, so we haven't started yet. My favorite Christmas movie is Elf.

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