Getting organized is the best way to ensure you’ll have more holiday cheer and less holiday stress. This timeline will help you keep track of the big tasks during the countdown to Christmas.

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Three to Six Months Before (Before October)

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Three to Six Months Before (Before Mid-October)

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Two Months Before (Mid-October)

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Six Weeks Before (Beginning of November)

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One Month Before (Directly After Thanksgiving)

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Three Weeks Before (First Week of December)

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Two Weeks Before (Second Week of December)

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One Week Before

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Three Days Before

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Two Days Before

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The Day Before

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