I bought new LED lights in the sales last year so mine were up early as I was dying to try them out. Best move I ever made as I didn't have to check 100 bulbs looking for the one or two that weren't working. Even putting up the ones outside was not a chore as I knew they would all work first time. Morddwyd I recommend you go down the LED route.
It vwas my daughter who was prepared to make a 100 mile round trip- Hertfordshire to Kentvia M25 to ensure I had a set of decorations to put up that put me to shame- so I dug out the dusty old 20 year old tree and it baubles[even older] and the ;lghts and made sure they all worked -otherwise I would not have bothered.
I have also noticed the around my area the most over the top lit up residences are in the main asian families- they seem to be into the celebration more than us 'natives though of course it may be at this time your they have an event to celebrate - not Christmas at all.
Our tree is still in the loft and will remain there. I've refused to bring it down this year.
The loft hatch has always been awkward* to open, having to lift it up a few inches, juggle to one side and then slide along. Now we have the 270mm of loft insulation it's almost impossible to open and even more difficult to close again, so it will take something more important than a tree to get me up there.
*When the house was built, the electricians ran wiring across the hatch opening, the joiners constructed a plinth for the water tank that overlaps the opening and the roofers put a diagonal bracing strut between the roof trusses that crosses the hatch........other than that access is unobstructed.