oh, I definitely do not like a bunch of clutterish christmas deco...
I mean, my mom has collected quite a bit over the years and I loved the transistion our house made before christmas, from hand towels to the plastic santa on the front porch but I think she packed up other stuff to make room so it wasn't too overwhelming. Like, cleaned off the hearth to put candles and stockings up.
We have very little for deco, partly because we haven't bought or been given that much since we started our family and partly because some of what we do have is still in containers in the garage. I pulled out very little and may look and see what else there is there this weekend (like the nativity set because it was a gift from my mom and she's coming to visit).
We have two trees, one in the living room and the other in the family room, red kitchen towels and a matching oven mit, a few candles that my MIL brought me, a snowman plate from her as well and a wreath on the front door that DH made me out of tree trimmings
I love it. Oh and the kids stockings are up and we do have a smaller tree in the master bedroom with one strand of lights on it.
I have been bugging DH to put up the icicle lights outside but since he hasn't by now, we may not.