Depending on who you ask, we put up the tree both late and early this year. I'm a fan of putting up as early as possible, and like to draw out Christmas weeks and weeks ahead of the day. Zee is a stickler for the 1st of December. Needless to say, the first time I tried to put the tree up it didn't go well.
Still, after some mulled wine and pointed glares, we sorted ourselves out and too early for some, and too late for others the tree went up. I'm loving it. This is definitely one of the better seasons of the year.