I start my Christmas shopping in June/July; have it finished by the end of September/mid October and I get what I want on sale or at a good price.
Me too and....I wrap, tag and bow all my purchases. Put them away covered with plastic. Sure makes for an easy Christmas Week countdown. We're baking tomorrow and cooking extra foods this week that can be defrosted and heated. Holiday don't HAVE TO BE hard...we all just make them that way ourselves. :)