This year we decided to be smart Texans and decorate the outside of the house when it was still warm outside.
So the day after Thanksgiving when it was in the upper 70s, the kids, and Ryan, and I headed outside with all of our boxes and tubs full of decorations and made a day of it.
I put red and green lights all down our front walkway, around all of our "flower" beds, and along the street. Then we put out the Santa on a tractor inflatable and the Santa on a horse lighted display. Finally, my dad got us a Texas Tech Red Raider football players lighted statue and we decided to put that one out this year as well. We finished it off by wrapping our three pine tree trunks in lights.
I really LOVE Christmas time and having the lights out early enough to enjoy them for as long as possible.