We immediately broke our own no-Christmas-decorations-before-Thanksgiving rule and set him up on our bookcase. I had one in my house growing up that my mom had made, and when I moved out I strongly hinted that I wanted one for our house. My parents searched for three years, and finally, they found one at a local craft fair (which coincidentally happened to be at Nick's old high school)!
Isn't it the best? It's so festive and homey. The lights are the perfect colors too.
Did your parents have any Christmas decorations that you secretly (or not so secretly) wanted to steal from them?