I love looking at Xmas decorations. I have different coloured themes in different rooms. My sitting room has gold and red. My dining room has blue and white and the basement den where we put up our tree is silver and blue. I still have more to get but refuse to spend more than $100 each year on Xmas extras. I am actually going out today to finish my Xmas shopping at the Zellers closing nearby. I also have all of the gifts I have purchased wrapped and put away.
My personal choice is to try to get it done early so I don't have to worry about crowds but IMHO I don't think Xmas stuff should be shoved down anyone's throat immediately after Halloween. Christmas carols/songs shouldn't play until December. I also think if the worst thing that happens to you on any given day is lame Christmas carols playing in November....it is a good day.