To help you plan ahead, a useful introductory section includes a countdown to Christmas, covering everything from buying a tree and checking the lights to planning your menu for the holidays. Shopping lists for food and household essentials and reminders of when to start your Christmas baking will ensure that the weeks running up to Christmas will be stress-free. The gift section will make sure that there are no last-minute shopping disasters, and that everyone receives something that they love. There are blank pages for notes so you can jot down your own tried-and-tested recipes and a section where you can plan your decorating scheme, as well as a handy craft envelope to keep all of your magazine cuttings. Christmas Notes will give you a chance to plan everything ahead of the holiday so you can have more time to spend with your family and to enjoy the festivities.