I always get bulbs too late to have hyacinths at Christmas. If I put these in the refrigerator as soon as I take out pears that I am chilling, another of my projects, they'll have 14 weeks to chill and then a month to grow when I pot them up. My preference is to chill them in a paper bag and then plant in soil and keep them in a cool place.
I like hyacinths in pots. You get the same blooms. Those in pots fare best for replanting. I like the look of clay pots with exposed bulbs and a little moss.
Hyacinths are not the only winter bulbs to consider. There's Hippeastrum, hard to get bloom for Christmas with my existing bulbs, easy with new bulbs, and Paperwhite Narcissus. Neither of these require any chill. I am trying not to think of Tulips. I didn't dig some daffodils that wanted moving.
Bulbs for planting outdoors for Spring bloom should be on order now or we can wait until the last minute and buy what's left, on sale, to plant near Thanksgiving here. Your schedule may vary.
Every year gets different color combos and there's that little bag of 7 or 8 assorted color bulbs that always jumps into my cart when the bags of bulbs are out in the big box store to pot up in single pots.
Nice to contemplate fall and winter plans when the weather is hot. We had a half inch of rain today. It turned quickly to steam when the sun came out again.