I started putting up Christmas decorations a few days before Thanksgiving and by that weekend everything, including the tree, was done. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I made 15 pounds of fruitcake (my MIL's recipe, it's great!) over the weekend, have most of my shopping done and have started the wrapping, starting to stuff the grandchildren's stockings too, and getting some deep housecleaning done. Will start cards this week. Planning the food for our two family dinners here, and I want to fill tins with several kinds of home baked cookies, fudge, etc. for family as well. All the while listening to Christmas music...fa la la la la, la la, la la.