Is there a convention of when Christmas decorations should be put up in one's home? I assumed there isn't one because they seem to be going up from October in different places. I know they are supposed to come down on the 12th day, but I am not clear of when they should go up.
I am of the mindset to leave it as late as possible as I get bored of the sight of them if they go up too early. My wife [who is usually right about all matters concerning what happens in the house] has just asked if we could put them up soon. The village lights were being put up last night, and I saw weeks ago that they turned the lights on in London. The Tesco's where I shop has had Christmas cards on the shelves since July.
And is it just me, or are other people seemingly putting their decorations up earlier now than they did in years past? When I was growing up, we would put them up on the last day of school, which meant the tree was up about a week, or less, before Christmas. Now however, my parents seem to be putting them up in early December. Are others feeling compelled to put theirs up earlier now?