A bit of planning leading up to a holiday party is the key to quelling any hosting anxieties. (An extra shot of rum in the eggnog can't hurt, either.) If a failure to plan is a plan to fail, here are...
If something goes wrong (and it always does) never let 'em see you sweat. So the turkey burns, or red wine is spilt on the couch or the cat launches a lugee on the dance floor when everyone's rockin around the Christmas tree. Know that a gracious host stays calm under pressure.