List making is a medley of procrastinating and high-efficiency. I have ongoing categorical lists on my iPhone. I use the kids' binder paper for the temporary lists. Then I have the lists in my head. They are shorter and have things like "eat" and "keegal" on them.
As important as the Holiday "To Do" list is, perhaps a "To Don't" list is even better because it is a preventative against all that ruins your holiday season.
Talk to people about their conspiracy theories
Cancel any personal appointments for the sake of the family (i.e., hair, exercise, girls night)
Start a candied yam fire in the oven. Again
Expect to receive great presents that reflect the inner you
Take a break from your anxiety or depression medications to "see how it goes"
Try on a swimsuit
Break the Santa News to your kids
Tell your husband that you don't even want a present this year because you already have everything. Family. And that's what really matters most
Quit Weight Watchers because they changed their point system and it's too hard now
Invite tons of people over for a Holiday Extravaganza while you have PMS
Plan a sober caroling party
Make brownies for other people
Buy interior paint with naive optimism
I think I've covered it all. I guess I can check that off my list.