First things first, kiss your 'you' knitting goodbye. You'll have to put that cozy wrap or shawl you really wanted for winter on hold until you have all your gifts knit. Use that special project that you want to knit for yourself as the carrot on the stick. Once all the holiday knitting is done you can cast on all the things!!
Second, you'll want to pick your projects. Since it is already getting late in the season you need to make your knitting quantity reasonable. You will not be able to knit a sweater for every member of your family before the big day. Don't even try. Stick to small projects with big yarn, it will make your life much, much easier!
Next, make a timeline and be realistic. A pair of socks usually takes me a good 3 weeks to complete depending how complicated they are and how big they are. A shawl can take me 2 months if its intricate. This year I'm sticking to hats and headbands as my gifts. I am also planning on making a few small sweaters for the special tiny humans in my life. I'm going to give myself one week for each hat, and 2 weeks for each sweater. I'm going to update my queue on Ravelry and set a date for each item to be completed. Sometimes I even set myself some mini deadlines to stay motivated.
Last, its time to do what knitters do best. Knit! Make sure you utilize all of your knitting time. I try to have some small knitting with me just in case I have to wait somewhere. No sense in just sitting around doing nothing. If you're struggling with knitting time you can always schedule it in by attending Knit Night!