Many years it is cold and blustery before I put the outside decorations up. This year we are celebrating Thanksmas or Christgiving (Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled together), so it has been easier for me to put things out before Thanksgiving. My parents head for Arizona on the day after Thanksgiving and we have negotiated with the boys and their in-laws to alternate gathering for Thanksgiving or Christmas in alternating years. This year they are here for Thanksgiving, so I picked two days with nicer weather to decorate outside. .