Welcome to 101 Days to Christmas!

Welcome! Christmas tips site 101 Days to Christmas is designed to help you prepare for the coming holiday season, one day at a time. Beginning on September 15, 2015, we'll post daily get-organized tips for a simpler, stress-free Christmas celebration.

Our daily tips are designed break down holiday planning and preparation into short, simple assignments. Working day by day, we'll get organized, set a holiday budget, and focus on gifts and giving. We'll tackle holiday cooking, get inspired to decorate, and round up favorite family traditions. Along the way, we'll share recipes, decor inspirations and holiday celebration ideas for a fun, festive holiday season. Read More

24 Days to Christmas! Check Your Progress

Can it really be December 1st? With the turn of a calendar page, the season is upon us--and for most of us, our time is our scarcest holiday resource.

The beginning of December is the perfect time to check your progress! Sit down with. . . Read More

25 Days to Christmas! Plan Christmas Dinner

What's for dinner ... on Christmas Day? Christmas Eve? New Year's Day?

The only one who should wing it when it comes to holiday meals? The turkey. Smart cooks know that a written menu plan calms chaos in the kitchen, and never more so. . . Read More

26 Days to Christmas! Plan Advent Observances

The liturgical season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 29. Will your family observe this time of preparation? Time to plan Advent observances!

For many families, the holidays present a challenge of values. How do you focus on the season's meaning when the celebration provides. . . Read More

27 Days to Christmas! Schedule Child Care

December blows in with a flurry of holiday invitations. If you're a parent of young children, don't miss out: arrange for child care early. Babysitters' schedules fill up early, too, so book your favorite caregivers soon.

Alternatives to traditional in-home babysitting include swapping child care. . . Read More

28 Days to Christmas! Inventory Holiday Decorations

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a time when many families begin decorating for the Christmas season. Will you bring out the holiday decor today?

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun--unless you must dig them out from under last year's storage chaos.. . . Read More

29 Days to Christmas! Get Thanksgiving Cooking Help

Has the Thanksgiving meal created chaos in the holiday kitchen? Today, get help--online, by phone or through Twitter--with all your Thanksgiving turkey problems!

Whether you need to know about thawing times, stuffing recommendations, cooking methods or problem solving, try these resources for holiday cooking questions:. . . Read More