Having our home decorated for Christmas on Thanksgiving Day allows me to sit, relax, and enjoy my family and my home while the turkey cooks away. I can live in the moment of that day. I can sit and watch The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and enjoy it, without my mind racing with all the things that need to be done in order for Christmas to begin.
I know this because I didn't always decorate before Thanksgiving. I used to wait until the day after. My mind would be racing with lists of things to do before the plates were cleared from the table. I was running around gathering up turkey and pumpkin décor before we even cut the pumpkin pie. I stressed about the dishes getting done so we could pull out the Christmas ones.
Now, I don't. Now it is all done. The house is decorated with Christmas love all around. And I am at peace. Do we eat turkey and stuffing off of Christmas tree plates? Yes, we do. Do we have Christmas music playing as we clear the table? Yep. Do we sit by the beautiful Christmas tree while we eat slices of pumpkin pie? Sure do. And you know what? That is alright. Because we are together. And we are happy.
So do what makes YOU happy, my friends.
Because, why not? : )