I think I have most of my shopping finished, as I've been doing some shopping here and there all year. I need to finish some scarves for my brother and sister in law and figure out something for my youngest brother (he's a drummer in a Christian metal band and they've been touring all year, so I'm thinking of making him a pair of fingerless mitts... not sure though).
We usually have a prime rib for dinner (actually choice instead of prime, as it's cheaper and less fatty), but they're really expensive. I'm shopping around, but I might have to do something different this year.
Christmas eve is easy -- we always have spaghetti! We usually have something seafood themed too since that's what my family always had, but I might be able to find some affordable shrimp at Grocery Outlet so we can have shrimp cocktails with our spaghetti. If I can't find any shrimp that fit my budget, I can fix some breaded fish fillets to have on the side instead of meatballs or Italian sausage.
I don't know if I'll get to make homemade cookies since my semester is pretty busy in December and goes all the way to Dec. 21st this year, but I have some chubs of cookie dough in the freezer (one of sugar and one of peanut butter)... worst case scenario, I can thaw those, set out bowls of colored sugar and Hershey kisses and the kids can have fun making holiday snickerdoodles and peanut butter blossoms. They'll still count. :)
Tomorrow the girls are going to see Santa and have their pictures taken (Munchkin still wants to, even though she's 14). Sometime in the next couple of nights, we're going to a park in Los Gatos to see the light display. I'm thinking about instituting a Popcorn & Movie night once a week, where we can all watch a holiday movie together in our jammies and eat popcorn.