The only problem with putting up Christmas decor the weekend before Thanksgiving is that it's out long enough to require dusting. This year I've added a new Santa to my tabletop collection. I found these fellas at one of the Christmas markets on our river cruise, but can't recall which one because it's all a blur of gluhwein stands in the midst of eerily similar old towns decked out in holiday decor.
These nesting Santas are supposedly from Russia. They could be from China, but I like the Russian story the lady told me and so I'm sticking with it.
They had a set of the traditionally shaped Santa nesting dolls, but the pointy headed version is unique and that appeals to me. After 20+ years of collecting Santas, and having a Santa only tree, I'm looking for Santas with a twist. Earlier this week, I purchased a glass ornament Santa in a space ship a la the Jetsons with the clear bubble around his head. You just don't see one like that every day.