This year, we put our tree and decorations up on the weekend of the 6th/7th, a week earlier than usual, I suspect this may become the norm in future years as we have all loved it.
The boys were a huge help in lifting down all the boxes from the loft, then they helped coax the branches of our (artificial) tree into shape, after a year squashed in its box.
The fire was on, and our well worn Christmas playlist was dusted off and played at ear splitting volume.
A couple of hours work had the tree up, and decorated, we stood back to admire our handiwork. Christmas was officially 'On' in our house!