Now, take your list and prioritize it. What things are most important to you? What absolutely has to happen for your holidays to be happy?
A temptation here is to think about what everyone wants. For those of us with young children, the biggest priority is making things perfect for them, but if you find yourself prioritizing based on your mother-in-law's, brother's, and great-aunt's needs, STOP! While you may want to take care of everyone, you need to be realistic and take care of YOU first! If Aunt Betty wants a pecan pie, she can bake one herself.
As you prioritize, think not only about what's important, but what you truly love to do. If wrapping presents with lots of elaborate ribbon and bows makes you happy, don't short change your own enjoyment by going with gift bags or delegating it to someone else. This season is about joy, so don't give that up!