As we begin the countdown to Christmas check out our first tip to help you on your way to a stress free Christmas: get a plan.

From 27 November we will be offering up advice, tips and hints every day on how to enjoy a stress free Christmas this year!

You can catch up on all 21 tips for your stress free Christmas on our website.

Stress free Christmas tip 1: Get a plan

While it might be tempting to dive into the latest Game of Thrones boxset and pretend Christmas isn’t just around the corner, it is coming.

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Put your feet up: Sarah was confident Christmas Eve would be early enough to start her Christmas preparations…

Making a plan of what you would like to do and need to do is a great way to kick start the process of getting ready for the festive season.

For example, decide now who is hosting Christmas dinner for the extended family. Decide who you will visit during the holidays.

Start putting together the Christmas gift list and working out who you really want to buy gifts for (more on that later).

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Getting a little bit organised now will go a long way towards creating a stress free Christmas.

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