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Old 09-28-2012, 06:13 AM
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Anyone else have a Christmas spreadsheet?

So, who here plans for Christmas? I mean really plans! I have a massive excel spreadsheet that I use that I've broken down into the following categories:

Movies and Christmas Specials to Watch
Cookies to Bake
Various Holiday Foods
Activities
Christmas Candles
Gifts I am going to buy for people as well as some things I want as well

The spreadsheet is Christmas colored with pictures for each item. It has been a work in progress over the years and gets bigger and bigger each year.

I do it because I love Christmas so much and planning gives me a good chance to think about my favorite holiday in exquisite detail. So anyone else do anything like this?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:18 AM
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I like organising for Christmas too. I do it on the computer but I also have a Christmas Notebook.

I like to start around now as it gives me a chance to start thinking Christmas a little bit earlier while waiting for things to really start.

I have a gift list, card list , Christmas Food Shopping List and menu. I also have a To DO List of all the little jobs I need to get done in time for Christmas including all the cleaning I have to get done.

Preparing for Christmas makes me feel excited and I like spending time thinking about all things Christmas especially while we wait for the season to really pick up.
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I have a Christmas notebook that I compile all of my lists, ideas, menus, etc. It helps to organize so I don't forget anything. I start working on it around August.
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My holiday is so involved I really need a spreadsheet so I don't forget anything...especially new ideas I have throughout the year. You know, new decoration ideas, new menu options. I like to have the whole house cleaned and prepped prior to putting up the decor. It's the one time of year that cleaning actually feels festive to me.
I also like to have my shopping all done for food and I like to have my cookies baked by Thanskgiving so I can relax and start enjoying.
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No I have ideas I keep in my head but micro managing doesn't work for me. I like to play it by ear.
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I am really good at spreadsheets, so maybe I should try this. Are you willing to share?


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So, who here plans for Christmas? I mean really plans! I have a massive excel spreadsheet that I use that I've broken down into the following categories:

Movies and Christmas Specials to Watch
Cookies to Bake
Various Holiday Foods
Activities
Christmas Candles
Gifts I am going to buy for people as well as some things I want as well

The spreadsheet is Christmas colored with pictures for each item. It has been a work in progress over the years and gets bigger and bigger each year.

I do it because I love Christmas so much and planning gives me a good chance to think about my favorite holiday in exquisite detail. So anyone else do anything like this?
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I'm not nearly organized enough to have a Christmas spreadsheet, but my parents have a Christmas decorating spreadsheet. They do so much decorating that they have target weeks for completing a particular room or area of the house beginning in October.
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I would love to see what your categories consist of! Just now starting up my Christmas notes!
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I don't make a list for everything I do for Christmas, but I make a list of what I got everyone for Christmas and check the list as I wrap each gift. When I shop for stocking stuffers, I make a list of what I want to buy so I don't forget anything. When we have friends over for a holiday celebration, I make a list of everything I want to serve. I also make a list of appetizers and whatever else I'll serve on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It helps to be organized, and I would be so upset if i forgot something.
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