Set your menu a month in advance
I know that sounds early, and can make you feel like you’re overthinking, but an entire month will flash before your eyes on top of everything else you have going on. In order to ensure you’ll have everything you need and enough time to prepare, write out what you want and need for your menu come Christmas. Divide your list into perishables and non-perishables so you know what you can buy and stock up on immediately.
Put your cookbooks away
Seriously, if you’re following a recipe this Christmas it’s so much easier to print out and tape your recipe on a kitchen cabinet than to have a giant cookbook take up your counter space. It’ll also create an easier visual than to keep bending over and checking the pages with your food-stained fingers.
Set the table the night before
It might sound like common sense, but how many times have you actually set your table the night before? Taking one thing of that Christmas ‘to-do’ list can relieve more stress than you can imagine. Do it the night before that way you have one less thing to worry about come the morning.