Sharpen all your knives well in advance. It makes preparation and carving so much easier.
Clean and sort the fridge and freezer to make space for Christmas food. Deep-clean the oven and barbecue.
Do a pantry clean and give canned food you don’t need to a charity for their Christmas drive. Order your ham or turkey. Make your cake, pudding and other baked goodies. Create a menu, make shopping lists and shop around for bargains. Prepare stuffing, vegetables and salads, where possible. Keep, covered, in the fridge.