TODAY's Life Illustrated: Holiday season

Nov. 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM ET

Rebecca Squibbs /
"Happy Holidays" - Rebecca Squibbs (Kennesaw, GA)

By Chelsea Damberg, Weekend TODAY

You may still be full from Thanksgiving leftovers and reeling from the frenzy of Black Friday shopping, but the holiday season has arrived. The lights, the decorations and the Christmas trees are starting to pop up across New York City. How about where you live? Our viewers have already started getting into the spirit with volunteering, decorating or simply gathering with friends and family to ring in the season. Take a moment from decking the halls and share how you’re preparing for the holidays with TODAY’s Life Illustrated.

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Here are a few more images of our viewers prepping for holiday fun:

Caterina FudaSajjad /

"This Thanksgiving, we were grateful for the opportunity to help others. The Saratoga County Kids Care Club held a Thanksgiving Food Drive in collaboration with Torres XTF Health & Fit” – Caterina FudaSajjad (Malta, NY)

Amanda Lancaster /

“Sophia (age 6) just could not wait to get into her Christmas outfit! Only elves prepare for Christmas wearing its decor 5 days before Thanksgiving.” – Amanda Lancaster (Pickerington, OH)

Joy Germanos /

“Big brother having 'fun'  taking Christmas pictures for the first time with his new little sister. I think he's had had enough of this!” – Joy Germanos (Wetumpka, AL)

Juliet Mullen /

“Yumm!!!!” – Juliet Mullen (Norfolk, ma)

Rebeccah Riordan /

“The sisters love being together for a trip to the Christmas tree in Baltimore.” – Rebeccah Riordan (Gaithersburg, MD)

Chelsea Damberg is a production assistant for Weekend TODAY who is very excited for the tree lighting in Rockefeller Plaza this year

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