A study of 2,000 adults who celebrate the festive season found 17 per cent will start discussing the following year’s plans while still celebrating.
This is down to 43 per cent wanting to get organised and plan ahead.
Thinking about why they like to get organised, 55 per cent like the control aspect, while 43 per cent said it allows them to relax.
And 45 per cent do so because they reckon they get the best value for money on whatever they need to buy for the big day.
With 60 per cent of those polled planning on hosting Christmas-related activities over the festive period this year, it’s clear being ahead of the game is key.
The study by DFS found Christmas shopping plans commence between 1st and 15th October, but presents aren’t actually bought until a month later in the first two weeks of November.
And a fifth start planning their festive food menu in the first two weeks of December, with food preparation happening throughout the same month (17 per cent).
Despite nearly one in four (23 per cent) feeling pressure to ensure all arrangements are completed a minimum of three weeks ahead of 25th December, 27 per cent still love playing host.
The research found as well as planning food menus, buying presents and who will host, adults will also make decisions on what scent their home should smell of, what time they need to start cooking on the big day and where everyone will sit.

Ahead of the game
A spokesperson for the furniture retailer said: “For many, planning arrangements are an important part of Christmas, and those who are hosting want to ensure they have everything they need in the house and that their home looks perfect for the occasion.
“For some, this might be the first Christmas in a few years that they’ve been able

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