Fractious Family or Worse? 7 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Every year, I hear from readers who ask plaintively, “Can the holidays be put on speed dial? I’d like to go to sleep the night before Thanksgiving and wake up January 2nd?” People with happy families find the holidays stressful—too much to do and too little time to do it in—but it’s a whole other story when you feel you need a coat of armor to gather around the turkey or reach for those gifts under the tree.

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