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

31 Days to Christmas! Set The Thanksgiving Table

Dashing around at the last minute, chanting, "Where's the serving spoon, where's the serving spoon?" is a holiday tradition that can stand to be forgotten.

Cut chaos on the big day: set the table early!

If you're hosting Thankgiving dinner, set the table a. . . Read More

32 Days to Christmas! Double Up On Side Dishes

When cooking for the Thanksgiving feast, plan to double or triple amounts for any freezer-friendly dishes, and tuck the extras into the freezer for later use.

Good freezer candidates include unbaked pie shells, unbaked pies, unbaked stuffing and--surprise!--mashed potatoes. Doubling up when you cook for. . . Read More

34 Days to Christmas! Clean The Entryway

Whether it's the front porch or foyer, apartment door or entryway, Thanksgiving will bring new scrutiny to the entry area of your home.

Remove clutter, clean and organize the portal to your household today. Check the front door, cleaning and polishing knob, knocker and any. . . Read More

35 Days to Christmas! Plan Holiday Parties

Will you entertain during the Christmas season? Whether it's a simple potluck gathering, formal dinner party or all-out bash, planning pays.

Get a grip on any holiday parties now, before the December rush begins. Sending invitations early makes it more likely guests will be able. . . Read More