If you're feeling too busy and stressed out, my suggestion is that you take shortcuts and find ways to save time DOING the holidays so you can spend more time ENJOYING the holidays. Here are a couple examples of what I mean:
• Your 'Plan A' might have been to make several kinds of cookie dough from scratch to bake with your kids, but if you're running short on time and energy go with 'Plan B' and buy some pre-made sugar cookie dough and sprinkles and have your kids help you decorate and bake with them. The memories will be just as sweet!
• Have a pile of gifts that still need to be wrapped? Use gift bags and tissue paper instead of paper rolls, tape and scissors. You'll get the job done much faster!
Just remember, Christmas doesn't have to be Pinterest perfect to be meaningful and memorable.