Can we just say it?  Holiday hosting is intimidating; especially for those of us who are new to the hostess spotlight. However, I am here to assure you that the spotlight’s once harsh glare can easily be transformed into a warm glow that soothes and invites even the coldest of hearts this holiday season.

All you need is a little planning, a couple of easy hosting hacks, a few deep breaths, and some help from your friends. Below are four key things to remember to keep the merry  in your gatherings.