We put the Christmas tree up this week - I make them wait until December. Worst mother in the WORLD ... they tell me that other kids' christmas trees go up in November. I refuse to believe this. Our tree was looking a bit the worse for wear so in the sales last year I scored a nine-foot tree for 90% off! I love a bargain. We could probably go another six feet of tree; I'll keep an eye on the sales. But that would be a rather large tree, I'm not holding my breath.
We don't do colour co-ordination, or themes, or make any concessions to taste or style.
We don't require our ornaments to be actual Christmas tree ornaments. This is a small stuffed camel we bought on our honeymoon in Rajasthan.
In fact we don't require any connection with Christmas at all. As well as the little pink pig, we have a cupcake, a home-made golden snitch and a dalek.