When I was little, my parents always decorated the tree after we had gone to bed on the 23rd. When we got up on Christmas tree, we could not wait to see the tree with all the presents under it. Although I liked that tradition, I have just come to the conclusion that I have enough to do on the 23rd and also I want to get more that one week of joy out of the tree, so I have started putting the tree up a week before Christmas. This year the kids were so impatient. They wanted to decorate the tree right after we brought it home. But since it was a part of their advent calendar, we had to wait for the right day.