The festive spirit arrives early at The Brat Race. I’m sorry.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Christmas advent calendar
Wooden, reusable Christmas tree advent calendar from Tesco Direct

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house this year.

Yes, I know it’s only November.

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Large cuddly robin with extendable legs from Matalan

I blame my husband.

He’s a big fan of Christmas, always has been. And he loves to encourage and see our children get excited too.

Earlier today, he did something that he’s been threatening to do for the last week. Something that I thought he was joking about.

He got our Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic.

Snowman tree ornament
Snowman head Christmas tree ornament from Selfridges
Butterfly tree ornament
Small butterfly tree ornament from Selfridges
Cat under the Christmas tree
Dave checking out our Christmas tree
Christmas light-up reindeer
Small light-up reindeer from Amazon
Christmas tree, Christmas star
Red glitter star Christmas tree topper from Tesco

Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Do you have any rules about when you put your Christmas decorations up?