Not usually, and not this year.
We put ours up early last year because my dad had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which knocked the wind out of our sails, and we all needed a boost of joy.
But most years we wait until after Thanksgiving. I remember putting our tree up early a couple of times when John was in seminary and we went home for Thanksgiving break. It was REALLY nice to come home, flip a switch, and voila!--instant Christmas.
I'm trying not to stress that we're going to be gone this week and things are not going to get decorated for a few days after we return.
I'm not sure what the rush is, though it is nice to enjoy the trees and the lights and the decorations for more than a few weeks.
So...when do you put your tree up? And why?