Feeling overwhelmed by your holiday checklist? Look no further than our December issue for everything you need to plan, prep, decorate, wrap up and bake for the festive season. Suzanne Dimma reaches into the H&H mailbag and answers your holiday decorating questions. Lynda Reeves reveals her favourite gift ideas for 2011, from design books to homemade lavender sachets. Peek inside the grand Vancouver home of the late Jack Poole, an influential figure behind the 2010 Olympics, and an elegant Calgary farmhouse designed by Barbara Purdy. Style editor Sarah Hartill dresses up a DIY holiday mantel, and Amy Rosen rounds up the best baked squares to give away as gifts. So, put a log on the fire, and curl up with all of these great holiday ideas!