If for you the holiday season=having people over for parties or visits, reading Young House Love is a great way to update a few things around the house.
The projects range from free (rearrange your living room); to inexpensive (make your own headboard); to pricier but worth the impact (hang wallpaper on a focal wall).
Check out the trailer put out by Artisan books:
Will you pick up Young House Love? What projects do you most want to try in your house?