Holidays are a time for celebrations, gatherings and enjoying countless dinners with friends and family. Even the best of the hosts can get a bit overwhelmed by all the preparations. So when it comes to setting the table, i would recommend keeping it simple. Let there be one focal point, be it a bright patterned runner with complimenting blooms or if you are using your special occasion china with the blues and reds, keep the rest classic white. Add some candles to create an intimate setting. If its a larger group of guests, skip the table setting altogether and have an open table with one center piece surrounded by all the holiday dishes.