The stockings are hung by chimney with care, but we have gifts to wrap, toys to assemble, and menus to execute. In the run-up to Christmas, the peace of the season too often eludes us. I don't have answers but know a few sure-fire stress reducers.
Let August McLaughlin sing to you. This original holiday tune will lift your spirits.
Still missing your merry? Fabio Bueno dares you to watch these babbling babies without cracking a smile.
Take a breath, close your eyes, and let Kecia Adams spirit you back to that special, shining Christmas when the gift you'd longed for waited under the tree.
Linus and Myndi Shafer know Christmas isn't about gifts, and toys and menus.
If your celebration turns cloying, Lark Howard has the antidote: action movies. She's made a list and checked it twice.
The best stress reducers are useless against heartbreak and grief. Debra Kristi has practical suggestions for those who have lost a loved one.
When friends and family get together, all may not be calm and bright. Prudence MacLeod offers tips on dealing with the drama lovers among us.
Holiday time triggers Kay Hudson's memories of a long, happy marriage, and she reveals the attitude that helped her survive and eventually thrive as a widow.
Whether you love or dread Christmas, most of us are glad it comes but once a year. But what if Santa were real? Marcy Kennedy believes we'd be better for it.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!