I’d just like to note for the world that is a freak. I’m not sure if she was joking or not (sometimes it’s hard to tell over email), but she might actually have a Christmas tree up with gifts underneath it. I may have to run away screaming now. I can handle the day after Thanksgiving. Actually, growing up we’d decorate the Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving, after church and lunch, when the church had been decorated for the first Sunday of advent. And gifts under the tree, while a beautiful sight, becomes a complicated issue with cats. (So does decorating the bottom half of the tree.)
Feel free to berate her via comments on this development.