First. the planning. Make a list of everything that needs to be done. Shopping, decorating. baking, etc. Group similar tasks together so you can get them done at the same time. A good example of this,if you are out shopping, stop in at the post office to buy stamps for sending Christmas cards out. Decide to do at least one thing per day. If it is possible, do your daily task first thing each day.This will prevent you from putting it off. Pace yourself. do not burn yourself out. Delegate your family to help you. Although it is a very busy time with much to do, please remember to take time for yourself, self care is very important.