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Have you started planning your Christmas food, gifts or activities yet? What are

  1. MelChi profile image81
    MelChiposted 5 years ago

    Have you started planning your Christmas food, gifts or activities yet? What are you planning?

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    Angela N Jamesposted 5 years ago

    I absolutely love Christmas!  So, I always start planning really early.  My husband and I host a Christmas Eve party for both of our families every year.  We have about 15-20 people and serve dinner buffet style.  I usually make chicken parmesan with penne, spaghetti and meatballs, and sweet and sour chicken with rice as the main dishes.  I've also made chicken marsala in the past.  I vary the appetizers, desserts, and beverages each year but keep the main dishes the same because I'm experienced with their preparation.  I buy Christmas gifts all year long and already have a few.  If I hand make gifts, I start those in the summer sometimes.  My husband and I decorate the tree together, sometimes with family, and do other holiday activities in our area.  I would love to hear what you and others do!

    1. MelChi profile image81
      MelChiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Angela, that sounds incredible! I want to come to your Christmas Eve dinner! smile  We've only ever really celebrated Christmas Lunch, so I look forward to starting a new tradition soon.  It's home-made gifts for us this year - gourmet cookies! smile

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Yes! I've already purchased several gifts. With nine grandchildren, I have to start shopping and buying early. I try to take advantage of good sales and discounts I find throughout the year.

    1. MelChi profile image81
      MelChiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Habee - every year I say I'll start buying early and I never do! Or I buy and then use those gifts for birthdays, etc. Good plan to start early - means you miss out on all the price escalations as we get closer to Christmas smile

  4. CassyLu1981 profile image84
    CassyLu1981posted 5 years ago

    I have already started gifts, I actually start gifts with all the sales from the previous year so that way I get super killer deals on most stuff.  If it's clothes or something I wait until the school year rolls around and hit up those killer sales too smile  It's always a blast getting ready for christmas.  The hardest part for me is finding places to hide everything since the kids are getting older LOL

    1. MelChi profile image81
      MelChiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a great idea! If I can do that this year, then I definitely will.  I can't stand the way that the stores push up the prices as we get closer to Christmas.  This year everyone is getting home-baked cookies. But will keep in mind for next year smile

  5. melbelle profile image60
    melbelleposted 5 years ago

    I love Christmas, but this year is going to be like last year.  Due to low finances, I am making all my presents.  I have not started yet, but I have some yarn that I am going to make a few crochet items as presents.  I also have some quilt tops I made about a year ago that still need to be hemed.  I think I will pull those out and finish them to give as presents.  For my nephew, I am going to give him my speakers that he seems to like.

    1. MelChi profile image81
      MelChiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! Someone else who is also making gifts this year. Mel, I'm in the same boat as you - having just taken up full-time freelancing there are won't be money for those kind of luxuries. I'm looking forward to getting creative in the kitchen though! smile

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    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    Started on gifts, or at least the ideas. I'm planning to make most of my gifts this year, so I'll have to start working on them pretty soon.  I only know that I'll be making a decoupage clock, and some candles. Haven't decided much past that.

    1. MelChi profile image81
      MelChiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds awesome! Very creative, and I think that home-made gifts are much better sometimes. This year we're also doing home-made due to finances. I'll be making some cookies and putting them in little boxes or jars.  Quite excited actually smile

 
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