The kids insisted on putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. Since I had to work that night, they had to wait until that Saturday, but it went up pretty quickly. I let them decorate it themselves, and I think it looks great!
Bella has a nightly ritual of camping out in front of the tree while listening to Christmas music on my ipod. It's so sweet.
We went to a great Christmas party and had fun with face painting, a cake walk and lots of other activities.