While I have been 'busy' cruising the internet and various stores busting out my Christmas shopping, my wife has been approaching things a different way. Other than things on my list which require embracing consumerism, she is trying to make things by hand...which, is okay, because she is WAY better at than I am. She is actually crafty and good with her hands. Currently, she is working through crocheting a stack of dresses for some American Girl Dolls.
Her way of getting ready for Christmas seems to be less stressful, and get her snuggling time too.