Sellers often wonder if they should decorate their homes during the holidays. In my opinion, it's perfectly fine to decorate your house even though it is on the market; however, be mindful of the space that some decorations require.
If your house is on the market this winter, maybe this is not the year to get the biggest Christmas tree you can find. If you keep your decorations scaled down and to a minimum, your home will appear warm and welcoming to potential buyers without looking cluttered.
I also suggest keeping the holiday decorations on the tasteful side. The big blow-up Santa for the front yard, although festive, might not be the best choice when your house is for sale.
Once the holidays are over, it's very important to take down decorations quickly so that the house continues to look well-maintained.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and the home of your dreams,