We decorate about 1-2 weeks before Christmas. I don’t like to put it up by myself (it’s fake) and the kids are to small to put it together. So I have to do it when my husband is able to help, since he works on Christmas Eve we need to put it up before hand KWIM? He works a lot.
My kids do put decorations on, but the tree is to big (I wish it were smaller but it was free) for just me to do.
We take down the tree after Epiphany.
Last year we got the tree up and then the next weekend decorated it. LOL sigh
I really want to do more with Advent (I’m a convert so I am still learning), I’m hoping to get an Advent wreath.