I spent a little time after lunch today flipping through the Christmas sections in On the Estate: Memoirs of a Russian Lady Before the Revolution. We only just began putting out our Nativity decorations today... the stockings are hung, Nativity Scenes have been set up, snowflakes dangle, and the little fax mistletoe I bought from the hospital giftshop when Little Man was in the NICU has been pinned up. We'll choose a tree on Sunday or Monday which will be thrilling. Last year was the first year that we've had enough twinkle lights to satisfy even me. Eeeek! I love this time of year!