I've make a list for Christmas preparation.
1. Buy and post all Christmas cards
2. Confirm all travel arrangements for relatives
3. Make a list (and check it twice) of all Christmas gifts required
4. Put up Christmas decorations
5. Plan Christmas meal requirements
6. Consider cooking and freezing some meals in advance
7. Purchase (and wrap) a few small presents, such as cookies or chocolates, for unexpected visitors who come bearing gifts