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Whether you're looking to host the best super-sized feast of the year or prepping ahead for the inevitable last-minute drop-bys from long lost friends and family, your digs could probably use some help. Maybe even a major holiday overhaul. Contrary to popular believe though, you don't have to turn your home into Santa's workshop to be the host/hostess with the merry mostest. We're breaking it down with the top nine ways to prep your house for the holidays (yes, ALL the holidays). We're talking pretty place settings, fun pressies, a playlist filled with anything-but-typical holiday tunes, and the best spots to snag additional chairs for additional guests. Basically, we're making the list for you—now just check it twice, and get ready to kick back your heels. Holiday season just got a whole lot easier.
Playlist by Nathan Reese
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