Promise me you'll never move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, unless those aren't holidays you celebrate. It just isn't much fun and leaves little to no time for unpacking. That said, one of the first things I did after some good friends helped me schlep a metric ton of crap to my new place, was set up some Christmas decorations. It just wouldn't feel like I was home for the holidays without some sparkly Christmas decor.
The first thing that went up (after my wreath) was a new to me nativity set that I purchased off Etsy. I love it, but shamefully busted Mary's head off a couple of days ago. At least baby Jesus is OK. Here's hoping his mother will feel better after a little Gorilla glue.
This year's decor was a little spartan, but I still made the place feel very Christmas-y.I even had time to watch Miracle on 34th Street in its entirety for the first time ever. It was all very holly and very jolly. Happy holidays to you!