31 No-Stress Holiday Entertaining Tips

No need to run yourself ragged over the holidays. Try these tips for simple, elegant holiday entertaining.
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Stock up on bubbly

To keep it simple and classy (and save the cost of a bartender), skip the calorie-laden cocktails and eggnog and keep a few bottles of bubbly on hand, says Frances Largeman-Roth. "There's nothing more celebratory than a bottle of sparkling wine," the cookbook author says. "You don't have to fork over for champagne—try Cava (a sparkling Spanish wine) or Prosecco (an Italian sparkling wine) instead."