This will be the first year my fiance and I will celebrate the holidays together and he's in training for the Army and won't be done until Dec 9th. However, since where he is located while doing training he is able to come home every weekend and Thanksgiving. I've been meaning to ask him when traditionally would he and his family start decorating. My family usually waits til the first week of Dec, however, I wouldn't be opposed to starting a new tradition - say before or after the Thanksgiving holiday. I do know he wants a real tree and as far as I'm aware they usually don't start selling those until around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Btw, I must say it's good to be back amongst folks who know the real meaning of the holidays and have the true spirit of Christmas. I was on a mother's website and there is a Holiday section and some of the mothers on there are excited for the holidays but some are nothing more but Grinch's in a dress and it really brings your holiday mood down.