Figure out exactly how many guests will be attending a week prior to Christmas. This way, you can go ahead and determine the amount of food and table space needed.
Tip: Try to choose sides, desserts, etc. that can be prepared in advance, so you will be able to relax on Christmas Day!
2. Grocery List
Make your grocery list in advance so you won’t have to make a last minute trip to the store on Christmas Eve. Make sure you buy drinks, holiday decor, centerpieces, etc.
(Market Basket stores will be closed on Christmas Day.)
3. Christmas Eve Tasks
There are a few things you’ll want to take care of the day before your Christmas meal:
- Set foods out to defrost.
- Cook applicable side dishes that can be refrigerated.
- Stuff turkey.
- Prepare desserts.
- Set the tables, serving area, etc.
4. Christmas Day Tasks
Give yourself enough time to warm or prepare dishes. After the food is ready, prepare the serving area and enjoy your Christmas Day!