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How to Have a Stressful Christmas

Here's your Anxious Holidays list (a la Letterman):

10. Do some minor home renovating since you have guests coming; it'll be nice for them to get to see the results.

9.  Decide unilaterally that this year we are going to do things a little differently.

8.   Make your own (anything.)

7.   Shop for a last-minute tree stand or one more pack of tinsel on the day before the holiday.

6.   Go the extra mile, whatever that is for you.

5.   Enact your New Year's resolutions a week or so early. Why wait when important changes are needed?

4.   Give gifts that will help your loved ones improve themselves and clean up their respective acts.

3.   Recognize that meditation, exercise, prescription refills, and putting oil in the car can wait.

2.   Know in your heart that this is the time for your whole family to get healthy with leafy-lite-low-carb-high-fiber meals.

1.  Try to write a clever blog post …and accidentally erase it just when you get to the last line.


Happy and Entertainingly Intense Holidays to All! 

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  • December 22, 2012 at 3:38 am Reply

    That pretty much covers all the bases. lol Happy holidays.

  • December 22, 2012 at 7:31 am Reply

    Great one, LOL!  Happy holidays to you!!  And best wishes for a splendiferous new year!

  • December 22, 2012 at 8:54 am Reply

    Is there any other way to celebrate the season? : )

  • December 22, 2012 at 11:44 am Reply

    I'm sticking to my "Laugh, Cry, Yell at Somebody" routine.  It has worked for several years now. 
    Merry Christmas, Peggy! 

    • December 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm Reply

      I keep thinking of more ways to celebrate. Thanks. And Merry Christmas, Happy New-Year-and-Everything Else!

  • aiki
    December 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Or alternatively, do th opposite.  Aiki

    • December 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm Reply

      Too easy, Aiki; wouldn’t create the vibrant tension that the holidays deserve.

  • December 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm Reply

    […] I’ve also written rather grumpily on the subject, “How to Have a Stressful Christmas.” […]

  • December 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Dec 15, 2017 A fine and timeless post to re-post.

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