76 Ways to Get Organized for Christmas
McCullough and Cooper
This book is my kind of nightmare. These women probably start planning Christmas on December 26. Obviously, from the introduction, you can already tell they have wayyy too much spirit. All that is missing is a Gantt chart and a Powerpoint. Since this book was published prior to many of those project management tools, I guess we can let it go. That alone makes this book a weeder.
I do have a snarky attitude both at work and at home. (Many years ago, I wrote this piece on “forced fun” for the holidays. Much of it is still true.) I blame it on the day we had repatriated from the UK right before the holidays, and someone commented that we should rush and get our house decorations going, since it was already past Thanksgiving. We had just moved in. I still had jet lag. The last thing I wanted to do was put up Christmas lights.
However, if you are the kind of person who wants to turn Christmas up to 11, this book was for you…in 1982. There are lots of holiday ideas in crafts, cooking, and entertaining. Heck, we can even throw in a computer book so you can be up on the tech.