I love your decorations! I'm really starting to get the itch to really decorate, which I haven't done much of over the past couple of years. (Gotta love depression)
I was one of the crazies out there at 4:30 this morning. It's one of those traditions a friend and I got into when our kids were little. We'd leave them with a sitter early in the morning, then go shopping. Back then, about 15 years ago, it was easy to shop for friends and family in one day. The kids were all so little and easy to buy for. Anyway, we'd finish our shopping, then go for breakfast. We'd go back to her house, transfer my booty to my car, get my son, then go home. 15 years later, we're still at it, though my son is in college and her daughter is in a boarding school for troubled teens. I got over half of my shopping done.
Now I just have to finish decorating the house. I had to move furniture around, which meant the carpet was two toned. I cleaned 1/2 of it this evening. Tomorrow I'll move the furniture, clean the other 1/2 of the carpet, then completely rearrange, just to get the tree up. I, too, have a prelit tree. I bought it last year and it is wonderful. We did buy a couple of sets of larger novelty lights to put on it. We are changing the colors of our decorations to blue, silver and white, though we will keep our favorite ornaments and decorations out as accent colors. We'll put the tree up when my son gets home from work. I'll crank up the Christmas music, order pizza, and do marathon decorating. It ought to be fun!