My first task in preparation was to find the Advent calendar which involved moving quite a lot of stuff to get into the cupboard in the eaves where I put all the Christmas things not so very long ago!
Ah, here it is. Fun to fill it with sweets, balloons and silly Christmas jokes...
Are your Christmas things easier to access than mine?
And have you got them out yet? I might find a handier, separate place to keep the advent calendar next year.