Coping with Christmas

For many of us, Christmas time is one of the most joyful times of the year, but also quite stressful. And for some folks, it is definitely more stressful than it is joyful.

Here are some posts that may help with coping with Christmas.

For those in the it’s-joyful-but-also-stressful category:

Photo by Benson Kua — CC-BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

These posts may help you reduce your stress level and enjoy the holiday more:

Are You a Pre-Crastinator? deals with getting one’s shopping done early. I strive to be done by November 30th; this is one part, trying to reduce the stress of December, and one part, being a bit obsessive-compulsive. 🙂

Christmas: It’s the Most Stre-ess-ful Time of the Year! (Password is XMAS) This is a fun combo of two previous posts that gives five helpful hints for reducing and coping with Christmas stress during the holiday preparations and beyond. I’ll be posting it this coming Christmas (2020), so in the meantime it’s password protected. The PW is XMAS.

10 Tips for Making Your Imperfect Holiday a Happy One There are a couple of repetitions of helpful hints, but mostly some new ideas.

And for those in the I-pretty-much-hate-Christmas category:

In addition to the above posts, you might find this one helpful as well — Are You a “Bah, Humbug” Person?

Hope these make your holidays happier, or at least more bearable!