Do you stress out now? I tend to stress out now. That, or totally throw caution (and everything else) to the wind trusting that everything will work out just fine.
Last year I was overly pregnant at Thanksgiving. So I could not have given a hoot about what took place. I just wanted to not look like a stuffed turkey. This year my sister is coming to visit! I'm really excited. She's not been to visit us yet, and I'm really looking forward to having some family around for a couple of days.
Last year we started a tradition of reading some little excerpts and prayers each night of Advent in preparation for Christmas. I had wanted to do a Jesse Tree, but I just was not up to the prep. But I'm getting started on it now! Time flies by quickly so it's not too early.
I found a bunch of links with great printables and instructions on how to make your own Jesse Tree. Just google Jesse Tree Ornaments. I think it's a great way to keep the kids in the true Christmas spirit, and recall what it's truly about.
Right now though....I've got to rescue my shelves from the littlest one. He's managed to pull everything down, and made himself comfortable on one of the shelves.