This year, I was going to make Russian foods, until I realized how much work it would be to make a well-balanced meal that included piroshki.
Finally, I have settled on what I will make. I will combine some old stand-bys with a few new items. I have tried to find foods that I can make in the slow-cooker along with those last minute items or the ones that need an oven. Fortunately, my new microwave has a convection cooking feature. I tried it out on dessert bars and pumpkin muffins and it works as well as my large oven, so this will be great for holiday cooking.
I've provided links to some of the foods I will be preparing. If you're looking for ideas, you can start here. It is never to early to plan, IMHO.