Like Cathy, we've never put our Christmas tree up this early in the season. But, with new baby on the way (arriving December 28 unless he deviates from the plan) I'll want the tree down and boxed up before we leave for the hospital so I figured the sooner we get it up, the longer we (especially Delaney) will have to enjoy it. I don't have any photos of the decorated tree yet but I can tell you that it was at once a joy and somewhat frustrating decorating the tree with our ever-eager two-year-old. She doesn't quite grasp the concept that most of the ornaments are breakable and she kept wanting to pull them off of the tree right after putting them on. Still, the joy of the moment far outweighed the frustrations and we had so much fun watching her delight in her participation in this tradition for the first time. I can't believe that next year her little brother will be at her side, crawling (or possibly even walking) around the tree, trying to grab at the ornaments himself as he looks forward to Christmas and his first birthday.