I love to decorate the house and I usually do it early in December, but this year I am taking things slow and I just hung the stockings up on the mantle today. We love to spend Christmas in Canada - it has always been a white Christmas since we moved here four years ago. We already have some snow on the ground, but it looks like there will be more before the 25th.
This year, I downsized our tree and got us a white pencil tree - it fits in our living room nicely and blends in our contemporary decor. It is so nice to sit by the fire (and we needed it in the last 2 weeks during the arctic air blast) and look at the tree when it gets dark.