Make a festive feature of your Christmas place settings. Try wrapping napkins with twine rather than a napkin ring and finish with cinnamon sticks, sprigs or holly/rosemary or twigs spray painted gold or silver.
Christmas Table in the great room. I wonder if a modular table could be put up and taken down in this room. Ordinarily the couch and chairs could "float" in the room, but then they are bushed aside to make room for the event table.