@RiotDemon yeah, it depends upon the complexity of the decorations and how much setup they’ll require. If it’s all supposed to go live midnight of Black Friday, then it’s got to go up before that. If it’s going up (or on) in stages, then it’s significantly less critical to have everything set the week before.
Christmas comes out and explodes all over our house the day after Thanksgiving unless we’re out of town. My wife always does Halloween decorations and may put out some Thanksgiving/Fall decorations afterward if she feels like it, but Christmas decorating is the Super Bowl around here. Sooo many Clothtique Santas and singing snowmen.
Anytime after the Halloween decorations come down the outdoor Christmas decorations can go up. This year I was a bit late but did them on the 18th when we had an exceptionally warm day.
They don’t get lit until we are back from Thanksgiving dinner.