Yikes! Christmas Eve!
That exclamation of dismay is not, well, dismay. I love Christmas.
It's just proof of the adage that time moves more quickly when you get older. Remember when you were a kid and it seemed to take forever for anything to happen, like for Christmas Day to arrive? Now I find events and tasks and special days are here and gone in a flash.
Anyway, that rambling is my way of saying I meant to point y'all earlier to a story a wrote a couple of years ago for Brankrate about what we can learn from Yuletide experts. These holiday authorities include Snoopy, a couple of actors (OK, their movie characters), Elvis and, of course, Santa.
I got a kick out of putting it together. I hope you enjoy reading, and glean some useful in information from, 12 money tips from holiday 'experts.' (This link opens as a Google document. If you prefer, you can download it as a PDF.)