since my dad died 4 years ago, me and my family haven't really enjoyed christmas. We end up being distant or arguing every christmas since. I try and avoid it now by working over the whole of christmas, yes its not ideal but i just cant sit round looking at that empty seat or the christmas traditions that my dad did every year.
i left mine to the last minute due to working. But i bought mine online and made somethings. I hate rushing and i usually start xmas shopping in Sept/Oct time