What's still on your Christmas 'To Do' List?

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All you organised people will be saying "Nothing. The presents are bought and wrapped. The food is on order"

But for mortals .....

I will rule out doing anything on days I'm at work because I'm useless after work. Get home, feed people, tidy up. That's it.

But still outstanding....

Haircut (desperately needs done)
Then hair dye (at home. I cannot be doing with paying £££ )

Costco shop to buy drinks, beer, washing powder, binbags, a huge tinned Panatonne blush

Last minute IKEA trip (mid week. It's Hell at weekends)

Taking DD out Saturday (cinema /shopping with one of her friends). I can wander about.

Cashing up the £2 jar (Family tradition)

Taking the DC and DH out on Sunday (maybe my DS will buy me a present grin )

Big Sainsburys shop (DS/DD will see that Harry Hill film)

London on the 21st

Make marzipan and decorate cake

Make chocolate crispy wreath and chocolate house (mine won't eat gingerbread )

Wrap all the presents (might do this on Fri 13th if I can be trusted with scissors)

Put up the rest of the decorations (got the tree up)

DD has something on at school in the last week (Dance)

Last minute run round Waitrose - just because it's there grin

A Twitch Trip to M&S and Lakeland possibly on the 19th after work (my last work day before Christmas. Late night isn't too busy)

I thought I was organised but this seems like a mammoth task .

TheXmasLogIn Mon 09-Dec-13 17:08:06

Well I made a start on the wrapping today, but didn't even get half of it done. I have got the DC way too much, or at least it looked that way spread out over the living room floor fshock I usually keep a few things back for New Year though and I might also save some of them for their birthdays instead.

Started to get the twitch because DD's pile looked bigger than DS's (bigger boxes) but thanks to my lovely spread sheet I know he actually has slightly more than her and his stuff cost me more too.

Hopefully I will get the food all ordered tonight as I can't wrap in the evenings anymore as DS doesn't go to sleep until 10pm ish and will be up and down to get drinks/use the loo before then and I will be too tired after that.

Frozenatchristmas Mon 09-Dec-13 18:15:06

Wrap all gifts. Just waiting on one to be delivered.

Finish the online food order from asda.

Go to marks and spencer on 23rd to get ordered food

Clean the house

Have an afternoon, by myself, to watch some made for TV rubbish christmas movie.

MummyPig24 Tue 10-Dec-13 05:29:43

I've wrapped everything I have bought. But we still need to buy for Fil, gfil and BIL.

I'm ordering the turkey crown today. There are pigs in blankets and stuffing in the freezer, cranberry sauce in the cupboard and I've started getting drinks and crisps and some mince pies.

I still need to get bike helmets for the kids and check that their bikes are all there in the boxes. And I need to finish writing Christmas cards.

None of that will happen today as from 12 I have 2 children and from 3.20 I have 4 children. And it's ds school play tonight. But I will go to asda this morning for more wrapping paper and labels and will get a few festive bits with my usual shop.

MummyPig24 Tue 10-Dec-13 06:52:00

Turkey and bike helmets ordered!

WipsGlitter Tue 10-Dec-13 07:03:32

Write and send cards
Finish getting presents
Wrap presents
Ice cake
Get tree
Put up decorations
Make wreath for front door
Pay deposit for Christmas dinner
Massive house tidy
Write shopping list
Do big shop

Lots more I've not thought of!!

woodchuck Tue 10-Dec-13 07:12:58

Still to do:

Buy last gift each for ds and dd
finish wrapping (less than half done), and for that purpose:
Buy more wrapping paper and tags
Buy more cards and write. I did buy enough until 10yo ds comandeered a box after saying he didn't want any
Shopping for food. I have booked a tesco slot but it needs heavy amendments. Also m&s for treats
Work Christmas do on Saturday. Need new dress
Christmas meet up with uni friends , Sunday
plan a party for 28th
prep spare beds for guests
Kid's activities:
3x Christmas parties
choir carol concert
Scouts carol concert
choir bbc recording
School play
church nativity
Christmas day choir service
post cards UK and Europe

snowmanshoes Tue 10-Dec-13 12:34:07

DD2 presents now also wrapped and even more importantly - squirty cream bought x2!

Ok can relax a bit now!

MARGUERITE18 Tue 10-Dec-13 13:32:09

buy winter wonderland ticket and attend
buy xmas eve pjs
fill sacks
cinema for frozen
buy more pressies
cinema again
carol service
big clean and tidy
craft day
make yule log
finish paying xmas dinner off

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