In 1990, I bought two things to make the kids feel like our house was more festive: Christmas dishes (which were on clearance at $5 for service for 4 - I bought 3 sets) and a Christmas Train set. Over the years, I've collected a lot of buildings, people and things. The boys really like setting it up each year. They did so today, to while away the time while some of the older kids were out finishing (or in one case, starting) their Christmas shopping. This is their result:
I don't know if you can see it, but I happened upon a Santa and Reindeer last year, and it's on the roof of the brown house in the foreground of the picture. It made me laugh that my little guy did that.