Driving home from work, I didn’t just see one brightly illuminated house, I saw several. Giant inflatable Santas bouncing around and it isn’t even December yet. Am I old-fashioned in wanting to keep Christmas special – to save the house and tree decorating until the week before Christmas? Sometimes I feel like Scrooge, but for me it doesn’t even begin to feel like Christmas until I have locked up my classroom and driven away from school on the last day of term. That is the day that my Christmas holiday really starts.