I had a fun conversation with some friends yesterday about your own personal Christmas Season kick-off. My one friend mentioned that it was one of two events (a holiday breakfast and the the Christmas parade, whichever comes first). Another said it was when she gets her relatives house for the holidays.
Mine is made up of two parts. First, there is a rather important meeting that I am in charge of organizing at work and it happens to fall in late November or early December. That has to be complete. The other is for the Children's musical to be done. The meeting is tomorrow and the musical is on Sunday. I'm taking a Monday off to clean and decorate the house! Christmas can finally start!