Missy cannot handle Christmas well. I usually wait until the week before Christmas to put up the tree and sometimes just days before. The anxiety is just too much for her. We had the Santa talk last year, so maybe it won't be as bad. I caved to putting the tree up early, because Mighty Mouse is just so excited and has been bugging us since Thanksgiving to put up the tree. Anyone want to take bets on when, if or how long it will take for her to have a complete meltdown. I didn't have the tree up (It was partially up, because we had light issues) yesterday, but she was teetering on a very fine fulcrum. Had I pushed her further to finish her homework, she would have blown like Vesuvius.