Most procrastinators aren't stressed about being ready for christmas according to a poll by Consumer Reports. Of those who have yet to begin their shopping, 64% said they have things under control. Six percent said they're so overwhelmed they are not sure if they will be ready in time, and 3% said - forget it - they won't be prepared for Christmas.
According to etiquette experts at Emilyposts.com it's a good move to bring a gift for the hostess when you attend a holiday party, unless the party giver indicates not to bring one. Some fail-proof ideas include a bottle of wine, special chocolate, sweet treats or a gift basket with various coffee blends.