I like to take my time decorating, so it all looks real nice. WE like to at least have the tree in place before putting out any of the decorations. I usually start putting up my christmas village first, followed by my nativity, then my Mr and Mrs Santa that go in the front window. Once those are in place, I decorate a little at a time. If I get tited, i stop for the day, and do more decorating the next day, but usually by the end of Thanksgiving weekend, all the decorations are up.