We all know that Christmas is supposed to be a time of fun and relaxation, but for many it is a limitless source of stress and anxiety. From family ‘issues’ to exorbitant gift requests, the pressure to enjoy the ‘perfect’ Christmas may be so great that we feel disappointed and inadequate because our holiday somehow does not measure up to the ideal.

Here are my top 5 suggestions that have enabled me to enter into the Christmas spirit with minimal stress.