Next christmas, I am going to ....

(127 Posts)
janaus Sat 02-Jan-16 15:22:23

Next christmas, I am going to ...

janaus Sat 02-Jan-16 15:24:47

Next Christmas I am going to ...

Buy less presents
Be more organised
Wrap early
Buy each family "an outing" instead of heaps of smaller presents

FatimaShitbread Sat 02-Jan-16 15:25:53

Shop before the 23rd of December.
Not fritter money away like it's going out of fashion.
Put Christmas lights up outside as the dc were disappointed with my efforts this year!
Do what's best for my family instead of fitting in with everyone else's.

Ohb0llocks Sat 02-Jan-16 15:26:21

Be more organised
Not go overboard with presents
Spend it at home with DP, DS and DSS instead of running around after everyone else!

ChoclolateOrange Sat 02-Jan-16 15:33:07

Buy frozen veg as well as fresh.

Buy some better tree lights.

Start everything a lot earlier and not scoff at those who are very organised.

Never shop for presents with a friend. I bought stuff which is now going back.

Pobspits Sat 02-Jan-16 15:35:11

Run the kids into the ground on Christmas Eve in the vain hope they won't get up at 3am. then realise they will still get up at 3am no matter what

MNetter15 Sat 02-Jan-16 15:38:34

Buy new decorations
Buy less/no alcohol, we got gifts of wine on Christmas Eve
Buy less food. Eat less.
Do Santa shopping later, dd2 changed her mind several times.

I'm never again buying anyone a 'set', after reading threads on here. Apparently they are thoughtless, and a lot of people don't like smellies or have very particular tastes. They're just generally not liked anyway blush
Put up decorations much later.

Who am I kidding, I'll probably do the same thing again next year grin

ClashCityRocker Sat 02-Jan-16 15:43:31

Remember that christmas is an expensive month without presents - parties, days out etc - so get all presents before december.

Try and get the couple of days before Christmas Eve off so I have time to enjoy the festiveness.

Cook Christmas dinner myself - I'm going to sound like a right ungrateful cow now, but I really do enjoy doing it, it's always the highlight of the day for me and, well, I think everyone has different ideas of what goes on a Christmas dinner and I just want one of mine!

MothershipG Sat 02-Jan-16 15:45:25

Not bother making a 4 bird roast, I had fun doing it and it was tasty but honestly not worth the faff! grin

glentherednosedbattleostrich Sat 02-Jan-16 15:48:27

Wrap as I buy
Buy most of lunch prepared
not have turkey
Spend more time at home

LondonStill83 Sat 02-Jan-16 15:58:43

New York!

omri Sat 02-Jan-16 16:05:04

Send my Christmas cards the first week of December

BloodyDogHairs Sat 02-Jan-16 16:08:30

Buy a small Xmas tree, put less decorations out.
Remove packaging of toys before wrapping them
Buy less toys
Drop better hints to my DH of what I would like smile

gamerchick Sat 02-Jan-16 16:09:01

I can't think of anything. This Christmas was nearly perfect for me. Can't wait for the next one grin

mrssmith79 Sat 02-Jan-16 16:10:03

The Canaries fwink

Borka Sat 02-Jan-16 16:10:17

Remember that sugared almonds are not a good gift for denture-wearers.

didireallysaythat Sat 02-Jan-16 16:10:36

I want xmas at home. Please ?

girlywhirly Sat 02-Jan-16 16:18:16

Approach Christmas planning and preparations with more energy and enthusiasm than this last year.

Defrost freezers earlier so that I can do advance preparation and freezing of food items earlier.

Plan meals better, normally have every day's meals planned from Christmas eve until after New Year. Bit of a fail there.

Put up less decorations, because our house interior actually looks better with less!

Go though decorations that are no longer used and decide whether to sell or keep a bit longer, DS may have his own home by then and might want some.

hownottofuckup Sat 02-Jan-16 16:20:28

Buy less presents and food.
Probably not do a traditional Turkey dinner as no one is really that fussed and all the left over Turkey meals were nice, but would have been even nicer minus the Turkey.

CalmYoBadSelf Sat 02-Jan-16 16:25:21

Remember to relax and enjoy it

FinallyHere Sat 02-Jan-16 16:27:11

Admire the pre-lit fake tree we bought this year. After years of buying so called pot grown real trees which never make it to the summer, never mind next year I have resigned myself to fake and decided that pre-lit makes it all so much simpler. I do enjoy hanging the decorations, though.

SheGotAllDaMoves Sat 02-Jan-16 16:28:28

Try to arrange a couple of nights away. Maybe 29/30th.

weaselwords Sat 02-Jan-16 16:28:30

Put odd shaped presents in boxes to make them much easier to wrap. Wrapping a stuffed knitted hedgehog was the final straw for me.

Onlytimewilltell Sat 02-Jan-16 16:36:26

Not let dd1 go city shopping with friends too close to Christmas as she treated herself to some things I'd already bought and wrapped for Christmas!
Do more christmassy things as a family as both dcs did lots of christmassy activities with friends, dd2 visited santa with the brownies for example. I thought it would be nice for them but Christmas felt a bit flat for me and dh.
Buy myself a toiletries gift setgrin as I never get one and I actually like them!

LottieDoubtie Sat 02-Jan-16 16:40:53

Be more organised, get the christmas stuff down from the loft on 1st December if not before and crack on with the cards/decorations early. Posting all cards on the 21st is NOT cool it turns out wink

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