Anyone who has ever hosted friends or family during the holiday season knows full well just how much work is often required before the Christmas fun can finally begin. There's the cleaning and decorating. There's the cooking, the baking and the shopping.
So it's understandable that so many of us tend to neglect preparing our kitchens for the holidays. But those who are truly experienced with home entertaining know that a kitchen often becomes a hotspot during the holidays. It's where we gather to catch up with family and friends we haven't seen for awhile. It's the most casual spot in the home for simply hanging out and having fun.