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                                          This years actions                 Future Christmas'
                              Guide me, by                                   Lets Make NEXT Year Easier… this is
To Do                         when?        Complete?       Owner             when I do my things…                          Buy for Next Year
Batteries… buy them or make
                                                                             I tend to buy batteries, in bulk and on
sure rechargables are
                                                                             special offers… but charging the
charged. Include your                                                        camcorder and the camera, I do tend to
Camera / Video Camera too     1 week                                         forget… so this is key for me



Buy Christmas cake ingredients 12 weeks                                      October
                                                                             If going to buy (kids school cards), in
Buy Christmas Cards           2 months                                       January Sales                                 January Sales
Buy Christmas Crackers        6 weeks                                        January Sales

Buy Drinks / Beverages        7-5 days                                       October



                                                                             December - a little bit done each week,
                                                                             ensures that the "Christmas shop" isn't
                                                                             therefore too costly. Arranging on line
Buy Food Shopping             7-5 days                                       for collection or delivery would also help.

                                                                             Make it a day of it, choosing, perhaps
                                                                             making or getting something new, and
                                                                             then putting it up and decorating. You
                                                                             can always "tweak" once the kids are in
Buy your Christmas Tree       2 weeks                                        bed

Check pan for roasting Turkey
/ Meat, buy or replace if
necessary                     7 weeks                                        January Sales

Christmas Day Outfit          3 weeks                                        November




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                                               This years actions                 Future Christmas'
                              Guide me, by                                        Lets Make NEXT Year Easier… this is
To Do                         when?        Complete?            Owner             when I do my things…                          Buy for Next Year

                                                                                  We always have Christmas dinner at
                                                                                  home, but for some they prefer to eat
                                                                                  out. Book well in advance to ensure that
                                                                                  you ARE NOT disappointed and that you
Christmas dinner not at home, As soon as you                                      do have Christmas Dinner to look forward Pre-book for next year, if
then book this EARLY!         can                                                 to                                       you liked it that much
                                                                                  Work you list out, and buy through the
Christmas Gifts               All year                                            year

                                                                                  For us, if my Dad comes for Christmas
                                                                                  this involves changing a bed for him and
Christmas guests, check       As soon as you                                      making provision for our daughter to
sleeping arrangements         can                                                 sleep in our room.

                                                                                  As soon as tickets are on sale, if you want
Christmas Outing (Panto, Play) 2 months                                           good seats

                                                                                  As soon as you can to get the best value
Christmas travel, include                                                         for your money, may even be January for
accommodation                 2 months                                            the coming year


                                                                                  If fresh, that needs to be done Christmas
Collect and Make Table        2 Days /                                            Eve, or Christmas Eve Eve! If not fresh,
Decorations                   Christmas Eve                                       do them during December include the kids

                                                                                  Collect through the year, keep an eye on
                                                                                  the bargains, sales in January, Easter,
Collect items for stocking                                                        Back to School and around the Bank
fillers                       2 months                                            Holidays




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                                                 This years actions                 Future Christmas'
                                Guide me, by                                        Lets Make NEXT Year Easier… this is
To Do                           when?        Complete?            Owner             when I do my things…                        Buy for Next Year
                                As soon as you                                      For us ALWAYS December 1 !!! But then
Decorate your house!            want!                                               we LOVE Christmas



Defrost Meat for Christmas Day Christmas Eve
Ensure all Crockery and
glassware is available and
clean                           Christmas Eve                                                                                   January Sales
Give Fridge and Freezer                                                             http://www.checklistcaddy.com/housecl
thorough clean                  10 days                                             eaningchecklist.html

Go through Decorations          3 weeks                                             Last week of November

If using serving dishes are
these all clean and available   Christmas Eve                                                                                   January Sales

                                                                                    We refer to as table presents, and are
                                                                                    usually a very little something that is
                                                                                    perhaps a bit better than your going to
Make / buy table favours        1 month                                             get from your Crackers!

                                                                                                                                January Sales for ones that
Make / Fill or Buy Advent                                                           November, but then I buy sweets for the     you just need to buy the
Calendars                       2 month                                             calendars are made of pockets               sweets for

                                                                                    Start in the school holidays, it's
                                                                                    something the children can help with, or
                                                                                    at least gives you plenty of time to make   Sales through the year for
Make Christmas Cards            5 months                                            your cards special                          toppers etc




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                                          This years actions                 Future Christmas'
                              Guide me, by                                   Lets Make NEXT Year Easier… this is
To Do                         when?        Complete?       Owner             when I do my things…                  Buy for Next Year
Make Christmas Pudding        3 months                                       October

Make Christmas treats, snacks
and any remaining perishable
gifts                         7 days                                         Saturday before Christmas




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                                              This years actions                 Future Christmas'
                              Guide me, by                                       Lets Make NEXT Year Easier… this is
To Do                         when?        Complete?           Owner             when I do my things…                         Buy for Next Year
Make your Christmas Cake      7 weeks                                            October

                                                                                 I err on the side of caution, and where I
On-line Shopping, allow for                                                      can this will be done in November or
delivery times                3 weeks                                            even October

Order Turkey / Meat           12 weeks                                           As soon as I am able to


                                                                                 Well it's fresh in your mind now… Done in
Plan your Christmas Day, prep                                                    plenty of time, will mean that you spread
of your shopping list         2 months                                           the cost of christmas


                                                                                 Gift runs are a good excuse to catch up
                                                                                 with family and friends. We tend to do a
Post Christmas Gifts          5 weeks                                            present run starting in early November...

                                                                                 I usually always fall down on this one -
Post oversea's Christmas cards 5 weeks                                           mark it well on your calendar!



                                                                                 Take a collinder, carrier bag for peelings
                                                                                 and watch some of the films that are on
                                                                                 Christmas Eve whilst preparing your veg,
                                                                                 you'll be done before you realise it.
Prepare vegetables            Christmas Eve                                      Always store in WATER

Purchase replacement
decorations                   3 weeks                                            January Sales                                January Sales!
Retrieve Christmas
Decorations from storage      3 weeks                                            Last week of November




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                                              This years actions                 Future Christmas'
                              Guide me, by                                       Lets Make NEXT Year Easier… this is
To Do                         when?        Complete?           Owner             when I do my things…                         Buy for Next Year
Sellotape / sticky tape for
gifts                         3 months
                                                                                 I enjoy doing this Christmas Eve, and its
Set the table                 Christmas Eve                                      one less hassle for the Day.

Wash and iron table linen     1 week                                             Saturday before Christmas                    January Sales

                                                                                 I enjoy doing this with a glass of sherry
                                                                                 once the kids are in bed… but then I find
                                                                                 wrapping relaxing.

                                                                                 REMEMBER: If you wrap as you go, make
                                                                                 sure you have CLEARLY MARKED who they
Wrap last minute presents     Christmas Eve                                      are for…

Wrapping Paper and tags       3 months                                           Buy January Sales                            January Sales
                                                                                 I aim to get these written by October half
Write Christmas Cards         6 weeks                                            term.




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