Trulia has a great list of tips for showing your home during the holidays. At Gracik Makinney, we advise all of our clients in Elmhurst and the surrounding suburbs that showing their homes during the holidays is necessary. But, you can still decorate for the holidays...if you do it tastefully. We especially like the tip from Trulia which says:

If you DO decide to decorate, rethink it as staging with some holiday cheer; this will help you follow the staging mandates of depersonalizing and decluttering your place. If you have a dining room, stage it for a holiday dinner - many a buyer has bought a whole house around their holiday dinner fantasies.

For more great tips, read the Trulia tips.