If you're decorating with kids around, you could always opt (as I did) to let them do most of the decorating for you. My kids are crazy for scavenger hunts (which, in our case, are really just checklists of things to do). So I gave them a list of things which included hanging stockings, setting up the wooden tree, drawing Christmas pictures, making Santa beards, setting up nativity scenes, putting my Christmas cards into envelops for me, and singing songs for me while I made supper. It really milked the decorating for all it was worth . . . I think it took the kids about an hour and a half to finish it. And it made me do all of the decorating at one shot instead of dragging it out like I know I would have.
Come on Christmas, we're ready!